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posted 08-23-99 02:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JenCat   Click Here to Email JenCat     Edit/Delete Message
I just thought that I would share an experience that I had a couple of days ago maybe it will brighten your day...
Me, my fiance, and another couple decided to go to lunch and then to a new mall that has opened on the north side of town. Learning that the trip up to the mall would take an hour sent me into a panic. However, I was determined to not let this retched IBS spoil my fun! Well, at lunch I decided to have a hamburger and onion rings. Well, you can guess what the onion rings did to my stomach! We had to make three stops on the way up. I was so embarrassed. After the third stop my fiance (who usually calls me his kitten) informed me that he had a new nick name for me...."shitty-kitty."

posted 08-23-99 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kitty   Click Here to Email kitty     Edit/Delete Message
That's funny - but sorry those onion rings did you in! Of course I can't say that I would want that nick name .

posted 08-23-99 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jessica   Click Here to Email Jessica     Edit/Delete Message

posted 08-23-99 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jessica   Click Here to Email Jessica     Edit/Delete Message

posted 08-24-99 04:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nicol     Edit/Delete Message
Well now you know to avoid the onion rings next time, either that or bring immodium. I am glad that you could laugh at it though, it always helps when you are able to do that.

Chris Brand
posted 08-24-99 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chris Brand   Click Here to Email Chris Brand     Edit/Delete Message
Hey you are lucky! My wife calls me unchi which is Japanese for Pooh! My problem is that she can use it anywhere most people do not know what she is saying except me

posted 08-24-99 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Smile   Click Here to Email Smile     Edit/Delete Message
I can relate. However, I hope you know how bad gressy/fatty foods are for people with IBS. I cut back a few months ago on fatty foods (burgers/fries etc..) and I found a big differnce. Not to say that I don't have burgers or fries at all, but if I do, I make sure we won't be traveling long.
Good luck. My boyfriend hasn't come up with a name, YET. Actully he is very good about the whole thing.

posted 08-24-99 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gena     Edit/Delete Message
Well Poot-poot girl, poot girl and poopy baby are not fun nick-names either. Let's just laugh at all our silly nicknames and try not to worry.

As for me, I have successfully avoided some bad situations by taking immodium tablet an hour before I leave on any excursion that is worrisome. Believe it or not, I actually drove 3 hours each way to and from NYC by MYSELF this weekend with no problem whatsoever. I had a little trouble while on my way to meet an ex-bf but I can blame nerves on that one! Anyway, I think that Caltrate Plus and Immodium are my life preservers these days. Even though the caltrate is expensive, it pretty much has helped regulate me.

good luck!

Pamela Joanne
posted 08-24-99 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pamela Joanne   Click Here to Email Pamela Joanne     Edit/Delete Message
Ya know.. sometimes we have to share these stories and just laugh!! No one but the people on this board and the ones like us can appreciate them. And we gotta laugh.. the alternative is crying and who needs it!! If my friends or hub start talking about an outing that begins with eating.. I say no thanks. Luckily, my friends and family know that if I do something... the event is first w/eating last. but my new hub still tries to talk me out of my panic.. It does not work as a rule. and if business calls for eating and THEN the event. I drink hot tea or a glass of wine instead of food and load up on imodium, pepto, and my stomach relaxer. I hope we all find something that cures or help us on this board.. so glad to hear from you all!!! Good Luck to all!!! Pam


posted 08-24-99 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fayvorah   Click Here to Email Fayvorah     Edit/Delete Message
....that's a great story, and just why, young lady, did you think you could eat what you wanted without ramifications?? )))--the whole time the IBS monster was hiding under your table and you didn't see him!! --
My husband just asked me this morning how I manage to toot all day without being heard, because I do it sooo much at home. Pretty nice way of saying "have a great day, honey!"
Also, one of my heros of all time is "Mr Hankey"-(Comedy Central??--Southpark character?)--anyway, his full title is Mr Hankey, the Christmas Poo--my husband brought me a nightshirt adorned with this little guy. Please--does anyone else out there love Mr. Hankey, or have I gone completely nuts??

posted 08-24-99 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stage     Edit/Delete Message
Isn't it interesting that we all have stories like that? I hope your friends were understanding.

The onion rings! Aw those onion rings! Gotta love 'em!

Last Friday my wife was given tickets at the last minute to see Neil Diamond. They were great seats! Three rows back, and high enough to see everything (he does his show in the round). Anyway, since it was last minute I didn't have all day to prepare. But it was good too, because we didn't have time to eat dinner. As we walked into the building my wife wanted to get something to eat, and I told her I couldn't, but she could. She gave me a real dirty look. I told her I didn't appreciate that. It's not my fault I have to be so careful. Usually my wife is very understanding, but she gets frustrated too.

Anyways . . . . .during the entire concert I'm not only listening to the music (the guy can still sing great at his age!), but I'm thinking about my gut, "Will I make it to the end?" We were sitting right in the middle of the row, and would have had to bother a bunch of people to get out.

I did make it, and all the way home on the lightrail too! It's about a 50 minute ride to where we park the car.

I feel great that I made it, but it's still frustrating that we can't just relax and enjoy things. We always have to be worried that we may need to make a mad dash to the can.

Also, how many syndromes not only cause discomfort and physical pan and such, but embarrassment too?

"In the end, everything is a gag."
- Charlie Chaplin

posted 08-25-99 03:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for zigmissus     Edit/Delete Message
My husband calls me his "Potty Animal." I guess everything's OK as long as they can still laugh about it.

posted 08-26-99 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lady   Click Here to Email lady     Edit/Delete Message
"Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo
He loves me and he loves you..."

Sorry for the lack of IBS stuff, but it might amuse you too know that South Park's hit South Africa hard )

posted 08-26-99 07:26 PM           Edit/Delete Message
IBS - C sufferers might not go several times a day but seem to save it all up for leg numbing hour long sessions. I can't tell you when I'm in C, how many good shows I've managed to listen to them from the bathroom while everyone is in the livingroom.....tee hee!

posted 08-27-99 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joyce   Click Here to Email Joyce     Edit/Delete Message

Oh Shucky Darn!!! you did it again, you ate them onion rings.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An onion a day keeps everyone away...

Don't make ME come down there!!. GOD

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