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  • Skywest apologizes to man denied restroom access!!!

    Man relieves himself in air-sickness bag

    AP - March 17, 2007

    SALT LAKE CITY -- SkyWest Airlines apologized to a passenger who said he wasn't allowed to use the restroom during a one-hour flight and ended up urinating in an air-sickness bag.

    James Whipple said he had two "really big beers" at the Boise, Idaho airport. While on a flight to Salt Lake City on March 7 he wanted to use the cabin restroom.

    The captain had declared it off-limits during the short flight because a light wasn't working.

    Whipple said he had used the cabin restroom before the plane departed but had to go again and finally reached for the air-sickness bag.

    "It was like I had no choice," Whipple told The Salt Lake Tribune, which posted the story on its Web site Friday.

    No other passengers noticed Whipple using the bag, but a flight attendant asked him about it and told the captain, who called airport police.

    Whipple was questioned and took a taxi home to Sandy, a Salt Lake City suburb.

    The airline sent him a letter of apology and a flight voucher, SkyWest spokeswoman Sabrena Suite-Mangum said Friday.

    She said SkyWest decided to go ahead with the flight and get the light fixed in Salt Lake City, rather than delaying it or canceling it for repairs.

    "For such a short flight, we really felt we were trying to inconvenience the least number of passengers possible by operating that flight," Suite-Mangum said

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    Gotta love this if only because now skywest will be extra diligent in supporting people who NEED restroom access!! I've flown them before and it was a great flight.

    Jill
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  • #2
    Now if we could just get the rest of the airlines to sit up and take note! That's great!
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    Jen

    *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
    *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
    *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
    *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

    **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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    • #3
      Yes, that is super great. One step at a time and maybe they will all join in.

      Sending hugs, Trishann

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      • #4
        I seen that.. They should of apologized!!!!
        Hugs
        Ronda

        ONE Second, ONE Bite, ONE Breath, ONE Pill, ONE Minute, ONE Teardrop, ONE Hour, ONE Sip.. ONE DAY! I will Prevail from this disease! IC Hoping for a Cure!


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        Meds For IC: Lyrica-25mg Glucosamine-500 MSM-500mg, Prosed Ds -When Flaring

        Other Meds: Levlite- Continious Birtcontrol, Micardis-40mg for High Blood Pressure

        Meds I have Tried:
        Topamax,Tofranil, Elmiron, Atarax, Cymbalta, Elavil, Enablex, Detral La, Prydium.
        Lexapro< Bad reaction to this med!
        Intstills, could not continue them due to some kind of reaction after 3rd instill. Tasted the lidocaine in my mouth, tongue and lips went numb then went into what seemed like a panic attack. Shaking, racing heart, tingling face/head, blood pressure shot up..

        Dx With IC in Nov 2006 with Hydro/Cysto
        Hydro/Cysto Caused Bladder to Rupture.

        Other Dxs-Vulvodynia,Fibro, Endo, IBS, HPV, Migraines, Spastic Colon, Mild Dysplasia.



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        • #5
          You know, I'm glad he had the option to pee in the bag...(nothing like a garden hose to help out in those situations) But what would most of us done?? (well, I wouldn't have slugged down a couple of beers first) But I always drink ALOT of water so I would have been a sorry bambina. I would've pulled out the card but I don't know if would worked. (You sometimes get the look like "I don't get it...you have to pee?" or my favorite is "why don't you wear adult diapers?" That ONE really frosts my ass. Like they would like that...In addition, I can't pee in my pants to save my life.
          I.C. DX'd following my "second hysterectomy" (the remaining ovary, that kept bursting and bleeding 2 years after my hyster/right oompherectomy, was removed in 2003. I was a special ed teacher. I am now very lost, and feeling rather hopeless in my life.

          Medications I CURRENTLY take:
          90 mgs Ms contin (45 mgs Am/PM)
          Percocet as needed
          Topomax 100mg day
          Ambien 10 mg bed
          desipramine 25 mgs




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          • #6
            Which do you think....?

            Do you think a higher percentage of people feel the need to

            A. Go to the bathroom within 30 minutes after boarding a plane.

            B. Barf

            Enough said.


            Note: They feel a great need to provide everyone with air sickness bags (I've flown almost EVERYWHERE and I've never seen or heard anyone use one), yet they have on average, 100 passengers aboard even short flights and only a few restrooms?

            More said.
            Dani


            -Bladder surgery to correct reflux-'68
            -Terribly painful periods, [email protected] 13 (most likely due to endometriosis, no dx then)
            -4 gyn surgeries since 2003 to remove cysts, ovaries, endometriosis and uterus
            -DX'd w/I.C. before 3rd gyn surgery, but sure I've had it since childhood
            -Gastrointestinal allergies to nuts and shellfish - {I would like to know if there is some connection of gastro allergies to I.C.?}
            PTSD (sexual abuse by teenage boy when I was 4 and s. abuse by adult male who was friend of my Dad's - my parents still don't know)
            -DX'd with IBS in 2000
            -Rhabdomyolysis in 2001 (has not returned)
            -DX'd with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (Asthma of the Esophagus) 3/07
            -DX'd with TMJ in 2000-wear splint
            -Hydrodistention and Cystoscopy w/ biopsy of tissue in bladder-2003
            -DX'd with Epilepsy -2000
            -SSS (Selective Sound Sensitivity)-wear earplugs most of the time to screen out certain noises
            -DX'd with Fibromyalgia (2006)

            Medications:MS [email protected],Hydrocodone-10/650:up to 4day,Levothyroxine,Soma,Clonazepam,Vesicare,Keppra (anti-seizure),Flovent FHA 220mcg (swallowed for E.E.),Elmiron,Instillations-5+per week for flares,Lidocaine,Cysta-Q,Prelief, Dulcolax,Baby Aspirin(for FM),God blessed me w/2 boys: Devin-14 and Logan-9, Jim, my husband of 18+ years who sort of understands what I.C. is...still working on educating him!, my springer spaniel "Wookie" ('cause he makes sounds like 'Chewbacca' from "Star Wars" when my son plays with him) and the most important 'medicine' of all...PRAYER...because ONLY God knows the answer to why we are all going through this awful I.C.!

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            • #7
              Amazing. An apology & voucher is issued to a guy dumb enough to drink two beers before a flight & enebriated enough to wiz in public...

              And I've had to beg & argue on numerous occasions to get the aisle seat I already arranged when I bought the ticket, even explaining IC as a disability & showing the IC card...

              The hassles I've had with restrooms on planes since I got IC have made me somewhat unenthusiastic about air travel.
              Kadi

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              -IC diet
              -Elavil 50mg at night
              -Continuous use birth control pills (4-5 periods/year)
              -Heparin/Marcaine/Sodium Bicarb home instills at night 3-4x per week, more often if needed
              -Pyridium if needed,
              -Pain medicine at bedtime daily, as needed during the day several times per week
              -Antibiotic when doing an instillation to prevent UTI
              -Colace & SmartFiber to treat chronic constipation from meds, Fleet enema as needed
              -Dye Free Benadryl 50 mg at bedtime
              -"Your Pace Yoga: Relieving Pelvic Pain" dvd, walking, treadmill at gym
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