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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:03 PM

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Hi all Just wondering if anyone didn't make it to the bathroom in time??? It happened to me once. I was 7 mins. from my home. Drove like a madwoman, but did not make it. Worst part, my car had white leather. Many years later it's funny. At the time i was so mad and shocked. Has anyone had similar stories?????????

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Posted 23 March 2007 - 07:11 PM

How many stories do you need? At my worst, I had a home office right next to the bathroom and a few mornings I couldn't even make it there there on time. I also had an arthritic hip and a large dog that needed walking every night. It was not unusual to see me limping home, while waddling on both legs, trying to keep myself from fouling myself anymore than had already occurred.It's funny now, but I was always near tears when it would happen.Been there, done that, threw out the underwear.Mark
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 09:26 PM

Ok, i have 1 better! My family and I were camping, while walking to the pool. It just happened! started running down my leg(shorts on). Thank God they have a sense of humor and were all laughing because I could have cried. i think I did inside. it is somehow funny to me now. But that isn't the only time for me either. i never thought I would share this story!

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 02:33 PM

my worst fear is it happenin in the pool! It'd be horrific anywhere, and thankfully it hasn't happened to me yet, but with a bathing suit you couldn't hide it, and if the water got dirty...ugh. I love swimming but I'm terrified of the upcoming summer. Maybe I'll just get a brown bathing suit and only swim in lakes Posted Image

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 03:47 PM

Been there done that! At work with the bathroom right around the corner, riding my motorcyle and getting home and my partner wanting a hug, too many times to mention.As the others say can laugh now but was crying then!!

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 04:57 PM

At Disneyworld was my first time 20 years ago, been battling it since. Work in a clean room so it takes about 5 minutes to get to a bathroom once the need begins. I keep clothes in the car now.

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Posted 24 March 2007 - 05:31 PM

I see you have got quite a welcome to the club. It has happened to me at least 6 times in the last 6 weeks. Unlike the others here I am not at the point where I can laugh at this, I whish I could but I don't think that day will ever come.

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 09:33 AM

I don't think you are truly a member of the "club" until you've experienced not making it to the bathroom!! Has happened to me several times and it doesn't get any easier to accept it! It has not happened yet in front of my new husband and am praying that it doesn't but it probably is inevitable! Welcome to marriage to Verleen!!

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 01:44 PM

I think we all have those stories. Especially car stories. I haven't had anything like that lately since I've gotten things under control but I am definitely a member of the club. I can look back with humor now. I laughed until I cried reading one person's story about being stopped by police for speeding. You can guess why he was speeding.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:54 AM

Oh yes. I was in a store, feeling fine and then a little twinge and then, well it was embarassing. Thankfully I knew someone who worked there so I could use the staff toilet. Sadly, this toilet meant me trying to climb steep steps and trying to make sure the stuff didn't slip down.The bathroom was tiny and it was difficult to clean properly.Since then I have bought the incontinence pants, but when I've worn them I've never had an accident. Take them off and wham. Posted Image
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Posted 05 April 2007 - 04:07 PM

It's happened to me many times - twice at work where I had to go back in to my office crying to tell my supervisor I had to leave - in the car too many times to count, and once while we were tent-camping - try getting out of a sleeping bag and up to the bathroom in the dark ### 2:00 am while avoiding any moose/elk/bear that happen to be in the campground!! I guess it's true that what doesn't kill us will make us stronger, or at least allow us to find a reason to get up the next day and do it all again!

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:00 PM

I remember the first time in 2nd grade. I made it to the ditch in front of my house and sat down? Too many times in the car to count. My desk is just 10 feet from the bathroom and some days barely make that, sometimes not. Such a mess isn't it? I had hemorrhoid surgery 4 weeks ago. The muscles still aren't quite right so when I even think I might go I start running for the bathroom. What a way to live huh?

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Posted 05 April 2007 - 08:41 PM

I didn't make it to the bathroom on the 4th of July. I was driving in the car with my 3 year old daughter. The closest place I could stop was my mom's and the only other person there was my brother in law. I was so embarassed! Also, I'm a teacher and I've come close to not making it to the bathroom several times. I don't know what I would do if I had an accident in front of my students. Can you imagine if your teacher messed her pants in class? I would never live it down.

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Posted 06 April 2007 - 10:52 PM

Yucky, I couldn't imagine what torture a teacher would go through!I remember years ago my boss told me she had wet the bed the night before when she was dreaming she was on the toilet. If no one knew why on earth would you confess such a thing, to an employee nonetheless!

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 07:37 AM

It happened to me once, but this was years before i had ibs. I remember it was extremely embarrassing though but luckily i was only about 6-7 so it wasn't as bad as if i was my age now where things seem 5 times more embarrasing lol. There have been loads of times when i've been stuck in the car desperate for the toilet and thinking i'm not going to make it but luckily so far i've made it each time.

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 02:31 PM

been there sone that PLENTY of times. Lets see yes at DIsney, in the middle of a store, that day NO WARNING at all, in my car, running to the bathroom at camping(now I bought a bigger camper with my own bathroom)Not fun and to me still not funny
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 06:19 PM

all i can say is thank god for fast food resturant bathrooms Posted Image

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:32 PM

Several times it has woken me up in the middle of the night. I don't know how many underwear I have had to throw away. My husband is always asleep when it happens. It's a real downer and very embarassing! I keep hoping I will find relief so it does not happen anymore.

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:32 PM

Figured I would contribute something a little different, but will hopefully make all laugh. I used to take 13 - 16 immodium a day just to make it around for short trips. Had a few close calls like being two exits away on the parkway from my college, barely parking and making it into the most disgusting rest room on earth, and in the process missing half the time alotted for my final exam in a major science class. All that aside, I think the only reason I never had an accident is because, as my family and husband put it, I've got a, "sphincter of steel"!!! NO joke, I never had IBS until 6 months pregnant with my first child (I was just 26). However, I always had bathroom issues since I was a child (my brothers joked around that my IBS was karma for my bathroom paranoia! NO they're not cruel, they just tried to make me laugh when I was low). My issues were then, and believe it or not, still are, that I would not go number 2 in a public restroom ever. And if I was only away for a weekend or less, I would hold a number 2 in until returning to my own home bathroom! (Obviously if I was away for more than 3 days, even my rear end muscles couldn't hold back)! I hope your laughing already, because I am while writing this, because its all true! When my doctor said he was amazed I never had an accident my husband kindly shouted out to the office...."she's got a sphincter of steel!" Believe it or not, the punch line is that my doctor said all those years of controlling my bowels probably strenghthened my muscles in that area so much, that it probably, seriously, is the reason I never had an accident! Ironic, funny, and I hope my true story made some of you smile.My heart goes out to those of you that are still suffering from accidents and said you cannot laugh about it. I can't even begin to imagine your pain/embarassement. All I can tell you is this, you must be very strong people, a lot stronger than me, because with my issues, if I suffered any more than I did before starting lotronex a year and a half ago, I seriously don't know if I could have made it to where I am today. Hang in there, hopefully screwed up "sphincter of steal girl" was able to give you a little smile!Sincerely,Martha Rose

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 10:49 PM

In response to raecast33... I know it is embarassing, but I'm sure you're husband loves you and would not only understand, but would help you, let him, you need his support. Although I never suffered an accident as I mentioned above. When I was hospitalized for my condition on December 31st 2003 - start of 2004. I was throwing up And D - ing so much that I blacked out. My husband had rushed home from work (dialed before passing out)after just arriving in the city, hopped a train back to me. Woke me from my blacked out state, helped me get dressed with pads in my underwear, just in case. Cleaned up the puke, blood, and other splatter mess from off and around the toilet and the floor in front of it. Called my doctor, dropped off our infant daughter at my mother's and took me to the emergency room.As if this wasn't humiliating for me enough, several times in the emergency room, he not only escorted me to the bathroom, he came in with me and stood over me to make sure I didn't pass out again, and to hold my IV bags for me (I didn't want them on the dirty floor and until they placed me in my room, the ER did not hook my IV's to a rolling poll).I vaguely remember breaking down crying, saying I understand if he wanted to leave (and I don't think I meant just the bathroom), because we were only married 3 years, and he never signed up for this. I told him he shouldn't have to be doing this kind of thing until I was at least 85. I'll never forget what he said to me, it still mkes me cry to this day.He said, "I love you, and the day I knew that, and the day I married you, I didn't just sign up for this, I volunteered for it, and wouldn't trade it for the world. I wish I could make you better, but until we can get you better, ...and even if they can't god forbid make you better, I will always be here for you." Then he jokingly added, "Besides after this we have no secrets, no privacy from each other, so we are closer now because of it!"My husband has been a tower of support for me. I love him, and owe him more than words can say.Let your husband in, it will calm your anxieties and give you support in so many ways.P.S. - my husband and I are now happily married 7 years with two beautiful daughters. Since I started Lotronex a year and a half ago, my life is as close to normal as it ever will be. I feel good again, life is good again. But the bad times my hubby and I shared has created a bond that I know will continue to grow through all the good and the bad times to come in the future.Best of luck.Sincerely,Martha Rose





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