Sweetpea, one of the things I learned during a really long flare was to make sure I was always near a bathroom 10 minutes after I ate. That was routinely when I began to feel the urge. As soon as that happened, I would excuse myself, go to the bathroom and go. You might see if you have a pattern, and plan to be there long enough to go before you leave. Then you may be able to make it home.
If this doesn't work, you might explain to family members that you really don't eat or don't eat much when you're away from home because of your health issues. Then eat a couple of hours before you go and limit how much you eat while out. It's a pain in the butt, but sometimes the option is to become a recluse and never go anywhere.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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