I have almost same situation. But with a live in girl friend and not a wife. Single bath duplex with a basement cold room. the girl friend understands and we work it out. but during the holidays with all that family around. at one time I had 18 people here for dinner with one bath and me with UC. I took a camping porta potty ( one of the ones thats just a toilet seat and ya hang a bag from it to poop in ) ANd put it in the basement cold storage room. Figured In an emergency I could slip off and go there to poop if someone was in the bathroom and an emergency hit. No one would know. Just the knowledge that I had that option kept me from having that panic urgency. Even now when I'm pretty much in remission and can "hold it" again, the knowledge that that is an emergency option gives me immense peace of mind.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet
as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol