I nearly fell off of my seat laughing....
When was the last time you said that while sitting on the throne?
I'm just proud of all of you for using public toilets. My pooping is so gassy and loud, I try to avoid them at all costs. I've heard this is not as big of an issue for men. I know the k pouch is different the the J Good to hear funny stories on this site!
Me too Angie... I create a fair bit of background 'music' so I am always praying that the other cubicles are empty, or alternatively, I try wait until I get home! It's pretty embarrassing alright!
Thanks Shylock. Good to hear I'm not alone. I really just avoid public restrooms of any kind now. I just couldn't take it anymore. I stay home a lot and for me, this is the right decision. Of course I go out and do things, but not for more than a few hours max. My husband and I have separate bathrooms at home and I really like this. I guess to me, my privacy is just really important. I appreciate your comment - many will say, "just get over it" - well, no, I can't get over it. I got over it for years and years and then said, "no more of this." At home - I still hate going all the time, but I am beyond thankful for my privacy. It's becoming really important to me as I age. Thanks for the supportive comment!!
Goodness Ladies and Gents...Staying home?
After all that we have suffered, after all of the surgeries to save our lives...after everything that we have gone through...we are now becoming shut-ins because we make noise in toilets? Goodness NO!
Get out there and fart for the cause! Toot-y-toot-toot to your hearts content...make a ruckus...stink up the place and then do it some more...free your inner gas!
Do not let what others may possibly, eventually, if they ever meet you again in a world far far away...think of your bowels stop you from going out and living!!!
With all of the crap out there in this world and the uncertainty that surrounds us why waste your life worrying about that?
I just got back from traveling to the Middle East to visit the new Grand baby and her 3yr old brother...had the time of my life and I pottied with the Kangaroos in an Austrailian zoo, emptied my pouch among the monkeys in yet another zoo and litterally pooped while being spied on by a very strange looking blue-headed bird the size of my husband...(not the same colour of feathers as him!)...and all while laughing my head off with a 3yr old next to me!
I am too old to care what the world thinks...I am too busy making my grandkids laugh!
Time to make a new resolution to enjoy life!
thanks for the laugh sharon. great attitude.
as i'm not yet four weeks out from using the catheter for my k pouch there are still challenges in getting it right, and i've got a shorter leash on me as to my ranging hours (four max) away from home toilet. it's a steep learning curve. i've managed two public rest rooms and several people's homes so far and all has gone ok, with room for improvement. i won't stay home and hope that in a month or so i won't think of planning my day around the toilet. janet
Great attitude Sharon! No, I am not a shut in. Just going through a rough patch right now I like my home and we are financially unable to travel a lot right now - but we did travel a lot in the past and God willing, we will again! Glad you had a wonderful time with your family!
Janet, that too will come with time...it is a learning curve...but modern life and technology will help you a lot...my favorite 'new thing' for intubation in public is those little baby water bottles..Fill them before going into stalls, use the squirt tip to rince out your tube after intubation or squirt directly into the tube to irrigate your pouch (if you find the right size sippy tip)...saves tons of time and juggling in the stalls!
Buy yourself a package of those toilet seat protectors that they use on airplanes and carry them around with you for public toilet use...
I have found a spray bottle of carrot oil (olive is good too) that I use to lubricate my tube one handed (ignore the lid at home)...
Just go out for a walk, a visit, a stroll, shopping...just go out!
I realized as I was reading this that we are talking about two different things - k pouch (I think) and j pouch - which is what I have. Two different sets of issues regarding public rr use. Thanks for everyone's ideas.
The bottom line is still the same...not feeling uptight or shy or nervous about using public facilities or the potty at our mother-in-law's house!
Whether we toot or hoot or splash or splatter...doesn't matter...just get out there and live!