1st-Public Accident on Floor

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Serenitee
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   Posted 8/27/2011 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, so I had my first leakage accident away from home. I went to go tanning & got to walk right into the tanning room. Started undressing, took off my sandals & as I stepped back I stepped into a puddle of something. I immediately thought someone had urinated on the floor prior to me coming into that room. As I stepped back with the other foot I still stepped in more of it...I looked down closer & realized that it was not pee it was my stool. Looked down at my bag & it was completely open. I had on my first wafer & pouch that was different than the one I usually wear (which it closes shut twice), but the new one only closed one time & not very good at that.

So, I began to cry & have a panic attack trying to figure out what to do. And I also didn't know if the pouch had opened in the room or sooner & perhaps made a mess all the way from my car, sitting area, then room...I ended up using their towel that they put in the room for after your tan to wipe off. When I left I opened the door & looked to see if there was a mess outside the door, but thank Goodness, it had all transpired in the room. I snuck out with their towel, cried all the way home...then as I was telling my husband I became angry at that appliance...Lol Needless to say, I washed their towel & returned it the next day. I am going to mail back the 3-month supply of the different wafer & pouch & go back to my other ones. I guess I shouldn't have messed with what was working to begin with.

I'm sure in the future I will be able to look back at this with laughter. Thanx for letting me share this story with y'all.
Your Healingwell Friend,
Serenitee

Loop ileostomy May 2011, Pelvic & Bladder Trauma Dysfunction...Colon tore thru vaginal wall & the colon + bladder together fell out of my body thru vagina, leaving destruction of the pelvic area. 15-surgeries of various areas of my body. 2-more I think this year yet to go.

Bipolar 2, Borderline, Panic-Anxiety Disorder, Ptsd

tryingtokeepmyheadup
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   Posted 8/28/2011 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   
wow
DX 2/10 UP. DX 07/10 UC. Pancolitis. tried: Canasa, Asacol, Bentyl, Imodium, Imuran, Prednisone, Flagyl, Cipro, Remicade, Codeine, Tramadol, Xanax, Morphine, Vicodin, Prozac, ~ nothing worked. 1st surgery 6/8/11! 2 more to go!

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 8/28/2011 3:33 AM (GMT -6)   
holly crap!! what a day! i had leaks, but i was always home! i'm terrified of having one in public.... not fun.
Hodaya
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 8/28/2011 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Give it a couple days...it will start to be funny:-/

You handled it well!
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

blueglass
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   Posted 8/28/2011 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry, that was a drag..... but you did handle it well, and ultimately this can give you more confidence that you can handle what comes up..... you had a leak in public and the world didn't end, you can go on w/your life....

Part of why I like the one piece pouches is that early on I had an accident when I didn't close a two piece correctly..... not sure if that was your issue or not.

Accidents suck, but having one once in a while is way better than being sick all the time.....

Hang in....
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

Scrap Girl
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   Posted 8/29/2011 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry you had to go through that. What a bad day!

esoR
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   Posted 8/29/2011 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Serenetee,

SOrry to hear this. I wear the kind of bag that rolls up and velcros twice too. I would never switch something that works.

But I have learned the very hard way, even if you had left a trail, in the great scheme of things, by the next day, anyone who saw would have forgotten it and moved on with their own thoughts about their own selves. By nature people are usually thinking of themselves, not others other than casual notice.

I know it is hard to hold onto that perspective but it is the truth. I have been through some horrific things different than yours yet similar. I too have PTSD because of it and am in treatment, but that is what I have learned. Hope my sharing this helps not hurts you. Intent purely to help and give you some perspective. I can totally relate to you.

PTSD friend, Rosemary

summerstorm
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   Posted 8/29/2011 9:20 PM (GMT -6)   
its good you were at the tanning bed anyway, at least you were in a private place where noone excpects you to come out quickly!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

Serenitee
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   Posted 8/29/2011 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank You everyone for your support & perspective on everything...

Serenitee

George Mandalou
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   Posted 8/31/2011 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
You  need to try "Sure Seal Rings".  Since I've been using them all leaks have been contained.

blueglass
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   Posted 8/31/2011 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, the sure seals are a great idea, if your skin can take them (mine has not always liked them in the summer heat, but a lot of people are fine w/them). They do work well, though.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery
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