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  • Broken Bathrooms! Grrrrrr!

    Ok so I thought I'd share this with all of you since you can all appreciate how important a bathroom being nearby is. Especially at work....well!

    It started about month ago, maybe longer....but mid march we recived and email to remind us that only bathroom tissue is to be flushed. No feminine products, no get the idea.

    Well turns out over the next few weeks...I can't use the bathroom nearby...they've been closed or I have to hike upstairs thru 2 security gates (everyone carries an electronic pass to be able to move thru out the building). It smells bad at work....the bathroom situation gets worse and worse until one day there is only ONE potty for over 200 women...good grief! I even had to use the Men's room

    Turns out someone's rather angry, why? I don't know and this person is too immature to either suck it up, quit and get a new job or voice their they've been jamming the toilets with LOADS of tampons (unwrapped), pads (also unwrapped), entire rolls of toilet tissue & paper towels (the rolls for each are about the size of a huge dinner platter).

    So after burst pipes, sewage galore, ceiling tiles plummeting to the ground and on us with water and what-not (ICK!) musical toilets--some are open--some are not...we now have had all our paper prducts taken away...and the TP is this really this scratchy stuff, but its virtually impossible to clog. We no longer have fem products supplied to us (and they were free--which I thought was nice). And the bathrooms are now padlocked at 5:30, and since I work til 6pm...I have to use a bathroom upstairs that I need to use my secuirty pass to get access to that part of the building.

    This person clogged the bathrooms so badly that they've caused backups within our residential and business neighbors within a 5 mile radius....that's pretty bad. And when police and the town catches them...they're screwed...this is now a criminial offense.

    So I thought I'd share this nitemare with you all, since I think you all can sympathize.....what a pain in butt eh?
    Somewhere there's a reason /Why things go like they do /Somewhere there's a reason /Why some things just fall through /We don't always see them /For what they really are /But I know there's a reason /Just can't see it from this far /Maybe I don't like it, /But I have no choice /I know that somewhere, /Someone hears my voice / I thought I knew it all /I thought I had it made /How could it end this way? /I thought I knew Somewhere there's a reason /Why things don't go my way /Somewhere there's a reason /That I cannot explain /Just like the change of season, /Just may not be my turn /But I know there's a reason, /The lesson's mine to learn

  • #2

    Omgsh, that's AWFUL!!!

    It makes me so mad to read that!

    Whoever is doing it should get in lots and LOTS of trouble!!

    I hope the situation gets fixed soon, as it's already gone on since MARCH! grrrrrrr!

    I definitely feel for you. Going pee as frequently as we do is a pain in the butt as it is!

    And this sounds like you're now having to jump over so many hurdles just to pee!! It's horrible! ugh! SOME PEOPLE!!!
    Lee Ann
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    UPDATE: 5/21/08 Pregnancy and breastfeeding afterwards have alleviated my IC symptoms more than anything, EVER. Most days are 100% pain free & I now have normal frequency (as long as I take these 3 meds).

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    • #3
      Oh, that is so awful! Whoever did this must have the maturity level of a five year old. Isn't that just what any of us need: More stress at work. I'm so sorry.

      I would start carrying some IC-friendly wipes and tissues in my bag, if I were you. Scratchy toilet paper is more than just an annoyance for us IC'ers.

      Wow. I can hardly get over this. I hope they catch this loser and I hope they throw the book at her/him!
      Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
      Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

      Peace, Carolyn

      Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

      On the Beach with IC


      • #4
        Gosh --- now you must be carrying around toilet paper in all your pockets just to make it through the day. I know I carry some just in case I get in one of those restrooms where the tp is like cardboard and just as absorbent!

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        • #5
          That really is horrible. I only have two tiolets on the whole floor where I work and lots of times you have to wait in line but if you try to go to a different floor it just takes even longer. At least both of ours work though. I hope they catch who did that, that is just completely immature and horrible.

          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!)

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          • #6
            We have 2 sets of restrooms on each floor with 4 toilets each. (there are 6 floors). There have been times that the toilets have been clogged up that we couldn't even used any of the toilets on our side of the floor and we had to go either to the other side or another floor, thats pretty bad when you really have to gooooooooooooooo.