OMG! Edie me too! I thought I was the only one. Anytime I hold my pee to long when I finally go I have D too. Funny you should mention that you are a receptionist. I just posted on the IBS board that there is "always a way." I work at a law firm but sometimes fill in for the receptionist. I must confess that I have hung up on someone, used the bathroom, called them back and said "I don't know why but we got disconnected. Sorry about
that, what were you saying?" Lol.
Be creative - there are TONS of excuses! Oh, a delivery just arrived and I have to go sign for it, can I call you right back? Let me grab your file and call you right back. I need to grab a note pad, I will call you write back. Oh, an international call is coming in on the other line can I call you right back?
Also, you don't really need to make an excuse. You can always just say, I'm sorry to interupt you but I will have to call you back in a minute. Then call back and just say "I'm sorry, you were saying?"
Obviously I wouldn't do these things in front of your boss but I have done variations in different settings and no one has ever seemed upset.
PS: Lots of places have multiple phone lines and people are used to being put on hold when they call places. You could always just ask them to hold if you think you could be quick enough!
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.