This IBS, seems to be a real issue, that enters so many areas of our life. I work full time, and attend college full time, and it can get difficult to manage. The one thing that is most difficult is explaining to friends or dates. That is why I am suggesting a get together, maybe at some restaurant for all those who are in the So Calif area who would like to make new friends and have a tangible support buddy. I know that I could use one. I live in the Pasadena area, any buddies interested ?From the looks of our posts, I think more people in areas should also try to get together.