So yesterday I ran the washing machine and came down the basement to find water everywhere, as the main drain had backed up. What a mess. I expect this every few years because I live in an old house, with old pipes, and a 150 year old magnolia tree in the front yard that is rooted in the middle of my my sewer line. So after the call to the drain company, they will be here sometime tomorrow.
What that means to a normal person without UC, most likely nothing. What that means to someone with UC, panic, and most likely an immediate trip to the bathroom. But since you cannot use your toilet when your sewer is backed up.........there is a sense of panic.
I guess this is when I realized I was pretty much in remission. At least enough for me. After one trip to a neighbor's house for a last chance to go before bed, I hit the sack. I made it through the night with no problems, and am thankful to be semi-normal again. Although in my mind I had back up plans. I had thought about the midnight trip to hide by the shed in the freezing cold, or the litter box in the basement if there was an emergency.
Funny what you worry about after battling UC for years. I was in a flare from Oct 08 until late December. The thought of not having a bathroom during a flare is horrifying!!
Just thought I would share
Diagnosed with moderate UC in 2002
Still serving 14 years in the Air National Guard
Colozal 750mgx3, 3 times a day; Entocort 9mg a day; Prenatal vitamin; Omega 3; B-12; Milk Thistle; Selenium; Vitamin C; Zinc; ; Nightly Rowasa and Culturelle
Post Edited (fuzypants26) : 1/24/2009 6:08:53 PM (GMT-7)