I have not tried an adult diaper, but I would if the situation required it! I wonder, would the smell still be really bad? I know elderly family members who need to use them sometimes have odors about them that I assume mean they need a change...
Anyway, that anxiety when you try to go, because you know you won't be near a bathroom, but you can't go, is just AWFUL. The worst is after a rich meal in a restaurant, when you then have to walk back to the office or the hotel... everyone else thinks it's a good idea to take a walk after a meal, that's just crazy!!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). Doing much better, but still having some bad days.