How long it takes is quite a variable thing, it really depends on how much of a mess it made, and how efficient you are in cleaning up afterwards. If you've done it a few times then you can get fairly quick at it lol. If you are lucky then it is no more than a "shart" and therefore cleanup isn't all that bad (change of underwear and a thorough wipe up). However, in bad cases where it has traveled through your underwear and over your pants, then cleanup is much more involved. In the end, it is as long as it takes because normal people can hold it for a long time lol, right (therefore not my problem)?
I think the biggest issue is psychological when it comes to accidents. It really messes with your head (you're ashamed, angry, etc.). You get paranoid and assume others know, can smell you, or whatever. It is just part of living with this disease, and when flaring it is something beyond your control (I've had situations where there was zero warning). As long as you have a change, have cleaned up well, then others are non-the-wiser that you had an accident.
The best you can do in your situation is plan for the worst case scenario (have an emergency kit, have a plan for if it happens). And perhaps have a stiff drink available for when you get home that night, as part of your coping with it later lol.
35 yr old male/ proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade started 9/10/2013
Daily 75mg 6MP + 5g Lialda + Rowasa + 10mg Prednisone (tapering at a snail's pace)
Diet: Diet mods and supplements haven't done a thing for me.
What happens in the bathroom stays in the bathroom, well, unless some toilet paper sticks to the bottom of your shoe and follows you out...
Post Edited (iPoop) : 12/23/2013 1:02:29 PM (GMT-7)