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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been saving up my posts and questions for the community - this incident took the cake!
 
1:
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....
 
2:
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....
 
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subdued
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 1/12/2009 2:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Darn. My most embarrassing story isn't UC related. I do have a funny UC story though. I posted it on the "What's your funniest UC experience?" post back in mid to late December.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

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Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose


jars05
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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 297
   Posted 1/12/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Having to crap outside my parents house is the funniest thing that has happened to me. I couldn't find the spare key to the house, so off to the shed I went...not inside it.
Age: 30
Sex: Yes please!
Location: Missouri
Diagnosed with UC in 1997.
Medications: 100 mg Azathioprine a day, Mesa rectal meds
Supplements: calcium, and multivitamin
No. of colonoscopies: 5
Last scope: 6/7/08-everything looked ok.
 
 


Red_34
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   Posted 1/12/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a trash can in my bedroom so when I was on the enemas, I could just throw them away in the can by the bed. Well I had a huge party, cleaned house from top to bottom, got all the food out and ready in time, got myself all primped up - I was real proud of what I've accomplished, while flaring no less! I had my guests put their coats in my bedroom. Umm yep, I was horrified when I went in there to put someones coat on the bed and looked down and seen my trash can full of emptied enema bottles. Needless to say, I'm sure the previous 30 people that put their coats in there seen the trash can. But hey, at least I know they are GOOD friends because they never mentioned it! lol
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UCinGV
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 394
   Posted 1/12/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I posted this one over a year ago, but here it is again:

I used to work in a lab-type place, and I'd sit at a desk in the lab. I had terrible UC gas all summer long, and the chair I was sitting on retained it. After a few months, things started to smell so bad, that one guy came into the office and started looking around behind cabinets, underneath equipment, to see where the smell was coming from. Everyone in the office joined in his search, and I was so absolutely mortified with embarrassment that I joined in the search, pretending to look for the source of the terrible stink.

Thankfully, nobody traced it to my seat.
12 Asacol
100 mg Imuran


basa0806
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
This was prior to UC but I dealt with D long before I was officially diagnosed. My mom and I were shopping at Hirshfields (its a paint/decorating store) and all the sudden I had HORRIBLE D and my mom wasn't paying any attention to me so I went and asked an employee where the bathroom was. Of course she told me it was way on the other side of the store. I went to search for it down this long creepy hallway and I couldn't find it. I started freaking out and that was making the situation a lot worse. I couldn't hold it in anymore and let it go two steps before finding the bathroom! The worst thing was...I was wearing tan shorts at the time and it was one of the ONLY times my D has ever stunk. I was probably 13 at the time and my mom was sooo mad at me for having to leave and being stinky!

It was mortifying then but now I just laugh at it! tongue
Sam
20 year old college student diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16
Remission since January/April 2006
400mg Asacol 2x, 10mg Elavil, 75mg Effexor XR for GAD

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notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 1/12/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
HAHA. that is the funniest thing I have heard all day! the other day I smelled up a whole room so I shouldn't laugh. turn
 
UCinGV said...
I posted this one over a year ago, but here it is again:

I used to work in a lab-type place, and I'd sit at a desk in the lab. I had terrible UC gas all summer long, and the chair I was sitting on retained it. After a few months, things started to smell so bad, that one guy came into the office and started looking around behind cabinets, underneath equipment, to see where the smell was coming from. Everyone in the office joined in his search, and I was so absolutely mortified with embarrassment that I joined in the search, pretending to look for the source of the terrible stink.

Thankfully, nobody traced it to my seat.


Diagnosed with proctitis in March 2007 - Treated with Canasa 2x Daily
Diagnosed with UC December but had symptoms months ago - Treating with Asacol (feel hopeless)


subdued
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 1/12/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I smelled up my car :">
Joy - 47 yrs and counting

Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06
Currently in remission

-------------------

Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics
Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose


UC in Memphis
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 1/12/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on a stretch of highway during a 5 hour solo road trip and there were NO exits ahead for miles and miles. I had to pull over and jump into the ditch to take care of business. I always kept napkins in the vehicle to be used as kleenex/tissues so they came in handy that day.
Male, 30
Dx:Moderate-severe UC 12/24/08
Lifelong GI issues including an intesusception at age 4
Current meds: Lialda; Prevacid; Prednisone 12/24-01/05 (40mg) 01/06-present (20mg) 
 
Hoping to never have to resort to rectal meds due to traumatic enemas as a child.


:)
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 182
   Posted 1/13/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing your stories.
Red_34 - I can relate to that!

Another one: yesterday, I had a new Pharmacy deliver meds, they mustve got the dosage wrong or somethign bec. instead of giving me a 1 week box of Rowasa enemas, they gave me 4 weeks worth - it came in a HUGE box. When the delivery guy came the first thing I thought was, "I didn't order adult diapers." It really looked like that! I quickly paid and scurried inside and hit it in the bottom of my closet. sheesh!
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

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