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  • I've had my excitement for the day!

    I was upstairs sitting on the "throne" when I heard what sounded like a horrible car accident in our driveway --- I did manage to get my pants zipped before I ran out the back door to see what happened.

    What I found was our local garbage truck had backed down our driveway (it's a 400 foot driveway) and there was water running out of the back. They were just starting to leave so I let husband Terry explain. He had gone down to bring our garbage can home (it's pick up day and we take it to the road for pickup) --- the truck was sitting there and both of the men were trying to put out a fire with their bottles of drinking water --- so Terry told them to back down the driveway while he ran for a hose. Somebody discarded some "hot" garbage and they were actually on fire. They managed to get the fire out and the noise I heard was them closing the back of their truck.

    One of the guys said it was his first day on the route and he was very grateful for having someone come to the rescue.

    I think my heart rate is about back to normal now.

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  • #2
    lol I can just see you standing there wondering now what the heck is going on..Well at least your husband saved the day

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    • #3
      OMG Donna! Nothing better than being on the potty and having the wits scared out of you!

      I have been diagnoised for 6 1/2 years now. I have taken a long break from the ICN but really miss helping out my fellow IC patients and want to get back into posting.
      1st hydro 4/07 showed no visible signs of IC but tons of mast cells in all my biopsy samples which did prove IC.
      2nd hydro 4/13/09 showed dark purple glomerulations and I had a capacity of 450 cc's. This hydro proved that my IC had progressed.
      I have tried every oral medication as well as rescue instills and DMSO.

      I have been lucky enough to see Dr Hanno, the top IC specialist in PA who has told me due to the fact that I have not responded to any "standard" treatments that I have a severe, end stage case of IC with a horrible quality of life (didn't have to tell me that last part!)

      Proud wifey of Shane, mommy to Griffin, and step-mom to Logan and Gage
      Also proud mom to the best Bullmastiff on earth, Claus


      • #4
        Why do things like that always happen when you are on the throne? I was watching a movie last night where the guy was on the throne and the garbage men were out there getting ready to lift his car away into the dump truck. It had been blow apart the day before. He had to zip his pants up fast too but he was still zipping on his way out the porch door. Guess it doesn't just happen in the movies.


        • #5
          WOW, I am glad to hear that everyone is fine. The noise would have scared me too.

          Sending hugs, Trishann


          • #6
            Donna, Things always manage to happen while seated on the throne. We had a tree come thru the roof of our house in Nebraska...while I was on the throne! Scared the c**p out of me! lol
            Glad your story had a happy ending! Roxie

            Double Spinal Cord Stimulator surgery 8/09
            Unsuccessful MiniArc sling surgery 12/07
            Dx'd Hypothyroid
            Dx'd Chronic Axonal Neuropathy & Myopathy
            June 2007
            Dx'd IC May 2006 (after suffering for 25+ yrs!)
            First Cysto 1979
            First Hydro 1981 (Many treatments since then!)
            Collagin"Durasphere" injections for urethra
            Gall bladder surgery Aug. 2004
            Gastric Bypass Dec. 2004
            Dx'd: Barrett's Esphogus July 2004
            Dx'd: Vaginal Atrophy 2005
            Bladder surgery 2000
            Dx'd: IBS 2000
            Hysterectomy (fibroids) 1999
            Laminectomy 1989
            Dx'd: Degerative Disk Disorder 1989

            For IC I use Elmiron, Elavil and Freeze dried Aloe Vera (it works likes Elmiron, but naturally)and Azo as needed. I also take Zegerid, Randitine for Barrett's Esophagus. (which causes me to have constant yeast infections!)I take Cymbalta for Neuopathy/Myopathy pain. I use the Climara patch for menopause symptoms. I'm on a very strict diet because of the IC, IBS and Gastric Bypass. I take Primal Defense Probiotics and whole food Iron.
            I no longer have the awful urethral pain! I've been using MSM gel now for 4 mo. and haven't had a flare up or the urethra's amazing stuff!!:woohoo:


            • #7
              Oh my gosh, Donna. Thank God your husband was there to help also. It could have been much worse......

              Always always when we are on the potty!
              Julie Beyer, MA, RDN
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              • #8
                LOL! This reminds me of an earthquake in 1968 where my teenage brother was actually knocked off the throne!!! not once, but twice. He happened to try again when a big aftershock hit. It was pretty funny!

                Glad everything was okay! - Jill
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                • #9
                  Oh my Donna, how frightening. Naturally things like this always happen at the most inopportune times. I am glad everything turned out ok though. Hope you at least got to finish using the bathroom before all this occured


                  • #10
                    LOL... Jill, when I lived in LA, I was on the throne when an earthquake hit and all I could think was "Great, it just fits my life... I'm gonna die with my pants down."

                    Donna, that must have been scary! But I am really glad that Terry was able to help them out before that fire got worse!

                    *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.


                    • #11
                      Ah nothing like getting your cardio whether you like it or not!! Glad to hear it wasn't an accident after all, but those poor truck drivers! It's not like they have the most fun job anyway, lol!!!!
                      How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time...

                      Harry arrived 2/23/09!

                      *IC Volunteers are not medical authorities nor do we offer medical advice. In all cases, we 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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                      IC dx'd Nov 2004
                      Lymphocytic Colitis dx'd July 2005
                      Possible IBS
                      Current IC Meds
                      Vistaril 25mg in the evening
                      Previous IC Meds taken:
                      Cystoprotek - 2 caps 2x's a day
                      Elmiron, 100mg 3x's a day
                      Ditropan, 5 mg 3x's a day
                      Wellbutrin 150mg 2x's a day for Anxiety/IBS
                      Pepcid 40mg a day for GERD
                      Zytrec for Nasal Allergies
                      Align Probiotic daily for IBS


                      • #12
                        Someone should write a book about this subject. Who knew it could be so dangerous to go potty?