For the second time I have a flare up in december. This mean missing out on the good food, being in pain in family reunions, spending time in the bathroom. I was just wondering, are any of you in the same situation?How to you manage not to be bitter and have a good time? What holiday food are OK to eat with IBS ? Are you well enough to spend time with a group of people or are your curled up on the couch crying in pain? Do you have a survival kit with you?Last year I spent christmas on my own watching TV. I was supposed to go to my mom's but I couldn't endure the bus ride since I had diarrhea for the past few days. It was a pretty boring christmas actually.