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sweetmelody
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   Posted 12/21/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
So we were going to be flying to Ga for the holidays tomorrow, but suddenly my DH was told he has Diverticulitis and probably shouldn't fly. Well...we decided to drive instead. Driving from Tx to Ga is a 13 hr drive... so I was thinking of solutions for next time this happens...

this is what I'm buying when we get home...
http://www.topoftheline.com/childs-travel-portable-potty.html
Kara, 21F Married.


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<FONT color=green>Lialda - 4 pills in the morning w/ food.
Steroid Enemas and Mesalamine Enemas


FitWithUC
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   Posted 12/21/2008 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a portable potty at the back of my car, altought I've never used it, I've only used it several times as a cooler for the beach, lol

this is the one I have, quite big:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_23628____SearchResults
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, Rowasa® (when needed), 1MG Folic Acid, 35 MG Prednisone (tapering from 30MG), Remicade® 10mg/kg every 6 weeks, New Chapter® Only One, New Chapter® All-Flora Probiotics, New Chapter® Bone Strength Take Care, FutureProbiotics® Vegetarian Enzyme Complex 50+
Status: Recent flare, but getting better :) No urgency, no blood, good consistency :)


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/21/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
     I have 3 portapots.  I also take one along when we go on long trips.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Joylu
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   Posted 12/21/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
So...would you pull off to the side of the road and go, where?  Outside the car, or try to go inside the car?
 
Has anyone ever had to use this?  How did you manage?

unclebubba
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   Posted 12/21/2008 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
wondered that myself Joylu... as I drive a pickup truck with bucket seats, figured thiswould have to happen alongside the road. Can't see using this inside the truck.....????
diagnosed in aug 2008
30 mg predisone, 9 balsalazide, rowesa enema, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera
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ediekristen
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
SiCk-CoLoN said...
I have a portable potty at the back of my car, altought I've never used it, I've only used it several times as a cooler for the beach, lol

this is the one I have, quite big:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_23628____SearchResults


This one seems like it would be more practical for adults, at least you could sit on it without it collapsing! I like the idea of these too:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_45416?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT&cmid=PP_P0_1



sweetmelody, why was he told he shouldn't fly?? What about diverticulitis makes a 13 hour drive better than a short flight? I don't know anything about diverticulitis so I'm just curious :)

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg

 
 


mbx5
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   Posted 12/22/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I think a great invention would be a sanitary lower cushion replacement of your drivers seat of your car....still looks the same, but unzip the cover and there is a flushable toilet in there with possibly a small pull-around privacy skirt or something - great way to crap in traffic... here in the boonies, a quick jaunt into the woods is no problem....but in traffic - i can almost have a full-blown panic attack! when done, flush, sanitize, and zip up seat...no sweat. Multi-function drivers seat....built in relief toilet for emergencies....
34 yr old male. UC for 14 years. 40mg pred (as of 12/16/08), 12 pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (And I am still more afraid of my UC!!) "I poop in the woods because I can"


Christine1946
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   Posted 12/22/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
     Had to use it only once on the way to our daughter's house.  Hubby couldn't pull over, so I slipped into the back (thank God our windows are all shaded) and used the portapot...it almost tipped over as he was rounding a bend but I managed to hang on to the back of his seat...lol.  What a joy!
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


pb4
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a port-o-potty and it's great (well better than nothing that's for sure) I bought a minivan and took the very back bench seats out so I can walk from the front of the van to the back (as the seats right behind the driver seats are split) with no having to pull over unless I'm driving of course but thankfully that hasn't happend...I've only used it when hubby is driving and it sure has come in handy. Living in cold wintery canada I couldn't imagine pulling over and "going" outside BRRRRRR LOL.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


FitzyK23
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm also curious why he couldn't fly! I thought the symptoms were very similar for UC and Crohns. I have kept a trash can w/ a trash bag in my car as an emergency potty but never used it. I have pulled over to go #1 on the side of the highway but never #2. The biggest problem is staying covered and not going on your clothes. Skirts are a lot easier than pants! And pb4- we recently were out of power for awhile and my hubby was just going #1 outside. BRRRRR I couldn't imaging. I would go and just not flush before I would go outside in this cold. But, my dog does it lol.
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.


mbx5
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   Posted 12/22/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
to be 100% honest with you, however uncivilized this may sound, i am more comfortable going outside along the highway in the woods than in some of the filthy restroom stops, thats for sure! nothing more clean than nature itself.... i like the trashbag idea....good piece of mind in an emergency....better than soiling ones pants for sure.
34 yr old male. UC for 14 years. 40mg pred (as of 12/16/08), 12 pills Asacol per day, 1mg Atavan per day (anxiety) when needed, Fish oil pills, Culturelle probiotics. Recent Endonasal brain surgery to remove non-cancerous hormone producing tumor on pituitary gland (And I am still more afraid of my UC!!) "I poop in the woods because I can"


FitWithUC
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 12/22/2008 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
ediekristen said...
SiCk-CoLoN said...
I have a portable potty at the back of my car, altought I've never used it, I've only used it several times as a cooler for the beach, lol

this is the one I have, quite big:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_23628____SearchResults


This one seems like it would be more practical for adults, at least you could sit on it without it collapsing! I like the idea of these too:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_45416?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT&cmid=PP_P0_1



sweetmelody, why was he told he shouldn't fly?? What about diverticulitis makes a 13 hour drive better than a short flight? I don't know anything about diverticulitis so I'm just curious :)


wow those bags look nice... I think I might be buying them soon, the toilet is too big, good for camping trips.
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, Rowasa® (when needed), 1MG Folic Acid, 30 MG Prednisone (tapering from 40MG), Remicade® 10mg/kg every 6 weeks, New Chapter® Only One, New Chapter® All-Flora Probiotics, New Chapter® Bone Strength Take Care, FutureProbiotics® Vegetarian Enzyme Complex 50+
Status: Recent flare, but getting better :) No urgency, no blood, good consistency :)


sweetmelody
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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
ediekristen said...
SiCk-CoLoN said...
I have a portable potty at the back of my car, altought I've never used it, I've only used it several times as a cooler for the beach, lol

this is the one I have, quite big:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_23628____SearchResults


This one seems like it would be more practical for adults, at least you could sit on it without it collapsing! I like the idea of these too:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_45416?cmCat=CROSSSELL_PRODUCT&cmid=PP_P0_1



sweetmelody, why was he told he shouldn't fly?? What about diverticulitis makes a 13 hour drive better than a short flight? I don't know anything about diverticulitis so I'm just curious :)



The doctor said that if he could jump up and down without it hurting or if he didn't have a fever he could fly, but jumping up and down really hurt him and he had a lowgrade fever. I think it has something to do with the air pressure and it making the pain worse... but I am not sure he even has Diverticulitis either...he's only 26 and most have it after 40. He was referred to a GI and will be going on the 6th.
Kara, 21F Married.


Medications:

<FONT color=green>Lialda - 4 pills in the morning w/ food.
Steroid Enemas and Mesalamine Enemas

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