is there any way to avoid eating out while you're flaring so badly? My husband would eat at home, wait awhile, go to the bathroom and when he thought it was "safe" then we would go out. He would still have to make a bathroom trip but not as bad as after or during eating most times. Sometimes just the walking and moving around stirs things up even if there isn't much in there.
All our close friends and family are aware of his problem so even now that it is somewhat better if we go out to eat and he needs to use a restroom he just does. We have to wait about
10 minutes as he can't force or rush it but everyone understands.
We live in a very large retirement community and have a town square with a lot of restaurants nearby our house. Sometimes after eating out - especially when it is just the two of us we'll come home for him to use the bathroom and then go back out if there is something else to do. It is a juggling act for sure.
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