I have cancelled appointments and plans so many times because of my bowel issues in the past, and thank goodness I have my bowels on track finally (for the most part)! I like to have a laugh sometimes, and am probably (definitely) a little too honest with my friends sometimes. So, as many times as it is frustrating to deal with bowel issues, I thought I would share a couple conversations so you guys can share a laugh with me, just to lighten the mood about bowel problems.
My bathroom is my office, conduct a lot of business in there since I spend 8 of 12 waking hours in there, no lie. Not just bowel issues, bladder too. Thanks for welcoming to site, need the support from people who GET IT
There's just nothing like expecting the city van to pick me up at 10:00, and at 10:01 --with no van honking yet -- to realize that I have to "evacuate" AND CHANGE MY DIAPER, and that if I'm not ready when the van comes it will leave me behind and I won't have groceries for the next week. Yes, this happened. At about 10:08, I had just finished changing my diaper and untied my wheelchair from the side of my bed as the van pulled up in front of my house (a few minutes late) and honked. What great actors we become,...pretending to be all "composed" and "having it together" as we roll toward the van, while all the van's occupants watch us out the window,... and we are hoping that we are clean and decent.
I totally get this. I can't even count the amount of times unexpected bowel issues got in the way of plans. I'm still learning how to predict my body better and creating a schedule that will work for me
Post by ladylimpsalot on Sept 28, 2017 9:20:23 GMT -8
I have been late to meetings with friends because of an unexpected bowel incident. And I have a hard time getting out because I know that I will have to go and might not be able to get to a bathroom in time.
It happened again this morning...I was dressed for the van to pick me up and take me to the grocery store. The van was running a little late due to rain. Waiting... there will be a "honk" out front of my house any moment now,... and then, oh no,... I needed to evacuate. This time, I didn't even remove the extra blanket from my lap. I didn't remove my eyeglasses. I only lubricated three fingers of five fingers of my gloved hand. And I only undid the velcro on one side of my diaper. You've never seen a more "no-frills" bm in your life. Happily, there were no complications,...it was small, neat, and compact. And I was able to quickly put myself back together. But...whew! I Could Not Miss that van! It's my groceries for the whole week. And believe me, the lady in charge of the van drivers has no sense of humor or compassion about any 'special circumstances' at all. I guess that me waiting for the van to come pick me up just makes me entirely too happy and relaxed. Lol.