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   Posted 12/12/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
So the doctor wanted a stool sample to check yet again for C. difficile. I pick up the container and bag and the lab yesterday and filled it... Boy, that was fun. My husband and I were laughing at the little scooper that comes in the container. too funny!
Then I put the specimen in my purse and went to work, hoping to drop it off at the lab after work. Well, I didn't zip my purse. In my office while a had a colleague with me, my purse tipped over and the bag with large letters SPECIMEN.. rolls out. I don't think my colleague saw exactly what it was and I didn't offer - I quickly picked it up and put it back in the purse.
THis incident could inspire many different reactions. I quickly called my husband and sister. Of course, they were laughing...
Jackie, 43

Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, colazal 3x3, Sythroid, Protonix, Flagyl

10 infusions of Remicade- doesn't work
tried 6MP - taken off because of health concerns

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   Posted 12/12/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, I had to do that last week. I was looking at the tongue depressor they gave me and wondering wth I was supposed to do with it, lol. We won't discuss that.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
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   Posted 12/12/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
lol, I had the results of that test last week, negative :) I hate taking stool samples.
Male, 21. Puerto Rico
DX: Ulcerative Colitis as of 06/05
Remissions: Remission: 01/06 till 10/08
Current Treament: Asacol 2400 MG 2X daily, Rowassa nightly, 1MG Folic Acid, 40 MG Prednisone, Remicade, New ChapterĀ® Multivitamin, New ChapterĀ® All-Flora Probiotics, Dolomite Calcium Supplement
Status: Flare, but getting better :) No urgency, no blood :)

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   Posted 12/13/2008 12:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh no! I thought you had to keep those refridgerated!! I guess a good excuse would be "blame it on the dog." If they rolled out I'd say - oh darn, I forgot to bring this to the vet!
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.

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   Posted 12/13/2008 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
That sounds so familiar, I was in my step-mother's office and used the the bathroom, which she shares with around ten other people, when I had to give a sample. Of course I had the container, a spoon, rubber gloves, the hat, a biohazard know the whole works. For some strange reason there was something resembling a nightstand in the bathroom, so I hid it all in there until I had to use it. Before UC I probably would have been mortified of this, but all I did was giggle the whole time...and nobody could figure out why!
21, female

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