That was a good story. Recently we left for a long weekend. I have an adult daughter who wears Depends because she is mentally challenged (sometimes I have to have them too, embarrassing as it is). Anyway, as we get all packed up and in the car my hubby says "Now, does everyone have their Depends?
How bout just spent 5 days in a hotel room with the love of your life, you don't want to to "do it" when he's in the room, so you hold it. Then all of a sudden on a Friday morning on the way to work, the rumbling started. I was in a total sweat, on the big highway in Toronto, the QE anyway, matters not. It was like find a place now, or your car and my clothes will not be fit to use forever more. Finally a tortuous 30 minutes later, we off ramp to a Burger King. A free washroom. I took off, squeezing myself all the way, what I feel bad for? a. causing my loved one the equivalent of a sulphur bomb every 5 minutes and b. the stress of immediately having to find a free washroom, or better yet, just a usable one.
Too funny, he still talks about that one.
Anyway hope that wasn't too off the top, but I have to laugh still, so that's good.
I think the worst part of having an "episode" is my poor family members when they have to wait for me to be able to leave the house, or having to stop somewhere along the way. Once I yelled "stop the car I have to run into Target, they have a bathroom right up front!" My poor son almost wrecked the car, lol.
I couldn't agree with you more, I guess it's not a pleasant subject to start with and if you can find a group of people (of which there appears to be lots) to talk to, it reduces stress which of of course makes IB worse, so isn't that a great thing :)
Not that having IB is a yeah...by any means, but having people to talk to about, is definitely a yeah...
My name is Karen, from the Eastcoast of Canada, Nova Scotia to be exact.
I started having problems like the scoots, multiple times before I could even get out of the house, and the opposite, not being able to go at all no matter what form of fibre I had, and I guess most of you know that will/can bring on the dreaded roids, as can the scoots.
My doctor gave me a book to read, and basically I just walk a fine line between the fibre thing. I have a hard time with too much corn/peas/lettuce and other fibre producing things. Then I go too low on it and I'm having to take Restorolax, and natural product which does not bloat give gas or pain and works like a charm, but the key is to catch it quickly.
I read one forum line and someone had mentioned they had their gall bladder removed, so did I....about 30 years ago. Ever since then I can't eat cuke peeling or seeds, eggplant (who cares lol) any raw or partially cooked peppers of any kind, unless the skin is rendered to mush, but preferrably baked and skinned. I can do spicy, but not crazy. One of the interesting things was that I could do pepper skins after the gall bladder, this part came with the IB.
I take Prevacid and Ranitidine for gas and reflux and other meds as well.
Just when I think I have things just right, something upsets the apple cart either by error, stress or unknown ingredients in some foods. I do my best not to eat processed foods as soy is my biggest problem, within 1/2 hour of eating soy I'm doubled over and in the bathroom. Since today's foods are so filled with cheap soy and soy dervitives, it's easy to get caught in the trap, especially if you eat out, even if you ask.
Anyway, enough on that, I really just wanted to intro myself, a 56 almost 57 year old mother of two adult daughters, yes I am lactose sensitive so I take lactaid, (need to get my calcium) and since I can't do the soy milk or products it's the best a quickest way to go. When I'm spot on in taking the enzyme for digesting milk, I'm fine. If I forget, me and everyone within close vicinity will know.
Hope to see lots of interesting things on this Forum, I know we're all different in what bothers us etc, but the bottom line is the same, it's IB and it's not pretty.
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