I've been saving up my posts and questions for the community - this incident took the cake!
I was on a round of nightly Rowasa (Mesalamine) enemas. I went away for the weekend with some family memebrs.
Friday night, I was up late reading and remembered to take the Rowasa before bed. Went to the main floor bathroom downstairs as that bathroom was less frequented......
I walked into that bathroom the next day (at 12 noon) and noticed the spent, smushed up enema bottle EXACTLY WHERE I LEFT IT the night before!! EWWW! I was horrified! Had anyone used the bathroom and noticed it sitting on top of the tissue box/basket thing on the back of the toilet? I was burning mortified - wrapped it up and put it in the grabage can there. At least there was a few us so they can speculate who it belonged to!
I would be grossed out if I found a guest's used enema bottle in my bathroom! Then again, it's so likely noone noticed it there....
Thankfully, the 3 times I missed the restroom and didn't make it in time (when severly flaring before my diagnoses), I was at home and could triage there....
PLEASE SHARE YOUR EMBARASSING/FUNNY STORIES HERE!
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
Muiltivitamin, Iron and Folic Acid supplements