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tmo
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posted 03-23-1999 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmo   Click Here to Email tmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm on my way to work but need to vent. I'm the C-type IBS and sometimes I get sooooooo desperate that I Take a large amount of something just to get some relief. Lately it's been touch and go (heh heh). Any way last night, or rather yesterday afternoon I took 3 tablespoons of MOM (gag) so that it would work before I went to bed. Yeah, right. I don't dare take anything just

before I go to bed 'cause I have to be at work at 7 and who knows what will happen on the way? Well, it didn't work before I went to bed and it's working now and I have to go to work in 15 minutes. Don't you sometimes just get SO frustrated that you can't plan your life like a "regular" person? Just ONE morning when I don't wake up and think "Well, what's giong to happen or not happen today?" would be so nice. In stead, I am so concerned about what's going on between my ribcage and my panties that I don't have a life! That's all. Thanks for letting me let off steam (and other things) tmo (Jan)

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posted 03-23-1999 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockcandi1   Click Here to Email rockcandi1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
sorry to hear about your rough morning .the thing i like about this board is that even if you just need to vent some one understands. so we take a deep breath and smile a little and try to go on with our day. take care.

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posted 03-23-1999 11:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heykate   Click Here to Email heykate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, Jan - I am soooo glad you posted this one! It is SUCH the story of my life. For those of us who work and have ibs - life is such a game of chance. I can't even tell you how many nights I've spent up with D (you know that moment - all nestled in bed - suddenly the cramps start) - to finally break down at 3:00 and take something to stop it - so it finally stops and then it's time to go to work - but NOW, I'm hung over from cramps and medicine and no sleep and feel like S--- from the cure!! OR, I've had the C part of ibs for several days (usually on the weekend, when the toilet is so much more convenient), and NOW I wake up, getting ready to go to work and - whoops - there go the cramps! You have NO idea how many times I've sat on our mutual friend during these times yelling (to my kids consternation) at my tummy "NOW, YOU DECIDE TO MOVE, YOU s---head!" NOW, I don't have time for this!! All weekend, but NOOO, NOW you have to start! This also applies to going out for a nice evening. How many of you have a standard excuse for why we are late THIS morning? (I have a few.)

Now I know you all may think this is funny. But, I swear it is true!

Isn't it nice to know you aren't alone, Jan? (It is for me!) (Nobody at work understands this stuff.)

Kathy

Ty
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posted 03-23-1999 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ty   Click Here to Email Ty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jan - Been there soooo many times! I have an hour commute to work, so I wake up extra early. That way if I get the Big D, it's usually done by the time I leave for work. If not, then I know it'll be one of my "bad" days.

heykate - I was smiling while reading your post, not because I thought it was funny, but because it's so true! Traffic is the only excuse I can think up so far (I'm new at this).

Ty

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posted 03-23-1999 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JeanetteC   Click Here to Email JeanetteC     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Jan, I am the CCD type and can relate to just about all of your story. I don't work anymore because of this IBS. This is such a nice place to come to though and vent. We do know how it feels and what you are going through. One day....... yes - the day will come when there will be an answer for what is wrong with us. We just have to hang in there.

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posted 03-23-1999 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for heykate   Click Here to Email heykate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ty - AN HOUR COMMUTE - just gets my tummy churning thinking about it! I have a half hour and it's a challenge - plus there are NO good bathrooms to stop at between here and there (rural area). I've actually scoped out the woods once or twice (never done it yet, though, almost the other day after my HIDAscan/CCK - but I made it - whew! THAT was a close one). My old job - at the bank - had public bathrooms for the employees - with stalls. It's bad enough to have "problems" when you are at WalMart - but at least there you don't have to *face* those people afterward. At work - it's a different story. Believe it or not, it was actually a determining factor in leaving that job! (Who says IBS doesn't rule our lives?)

tmo
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posted 03-23-1999 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmo   Click Here to Email tmo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks to you all for your empathy. That's what I love about this board. You can say anything or come up with any symptom and there's always someone who knows how it feels Today had some interesting moments. My little dose last night stayed with me alllllllll day. I kept thinking of Joe's "Mission Impossible" as I ran back and forth to the restroom and praying there wouldn't be anyone else in there. Good grief, what a life. Thanks again.

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posted 03-24-1999 12:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pattee   Click Here to Email Pattee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
tmo I did the same thing.I had been having a bad C so I took one of those gentle over night things .Overnight, the next day and the next.The 4 day was the weekend we were going to take the girls to 6 Flags over Texas .What normally is a 3 hour trip turned into 5.Finnally sometime during the day I quit going but we should have have stayed the night before coming back home. talk about a carload of cranky people.when mommy feels bad well you know.I have never tken one of those things since.(that was back in the days when I had lots of C)
I really know the meaning of be careful what you wish for.Now I just get the D.Could I just have a nice morning constutional(right after I wake up of course )and be done with it for the day?Thats no so much to ask for .I am truly avery easy to please person.The secret to life and happiness in the universe is a regular BM.Oh well live and learn .

hey kate we should probably start a new thread for excuses why I didnt make it to work on time.I did go for the honesty a Couple of times but that is becoause I had worked there a while and they had finnally realized if they couldnt find me they knew I was in the bathroom.

hey you guys if I get this job i want I will be my own superviserI wont have to tell any one when I am going to the bathroom.Thats the good part.The bad part is I will have 20 stores I will be travelling to.By Car.In northen half of Oklahoma.can you deduct a porta pottie as a business expense??HMMM.
Love Pattee

Ty
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posted 03-24-1999 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ty   Click Here to Email Ty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
heykate - yep, an hour. The whole drive can be a nightmare if there's an episode looming. The first half is in the boonies, but not woods - it all OPEN fields. The second half is rush hour traffic (no matter when I leave!). I could easily find a bathroom, but getting there in time is the challenge! But I'm getting better at determining what tummy grumblings are a Big D ready to happen or just complaints.

I know what you mean about the bathroom situation. Same here - but I just sit in there til everyone's gone. No way am I going to own up to that aroma!

Ty

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