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12-04-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
kix66
 
Sitting on the Pot

How long is too long?...i've sat on the pot so long my legs fell asleep...I seem to recall reading somewhere that we shouldn't sit for long for some reason or another....Hey when I was a kid my dad sat in the "can" for close to an hour with reading material (he has no digestive problems)....so, just curious...10, 20, 30 minutes......
12-04-2006, 05:57 PM   #2
DannyB
 
Because of having crohns, I will never understand a man who chooses to sit on the toilet for an hour!!!!!

I have fallen asleep on the pot once for 3 hours!!
12-04-2006, 07:32 PM   #3
skeet
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I'm rarely in there more than a few minutes at a time, but usually between 12 and 20 times each day. My quick stuff is different from what most of y'all have to deal with.
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12-04-2006, 09:03 PM   #4
ravyn142003
 
Must be too long if your legs are falling asleep for sure! I know what you mean though, very irritating and so uncomfortable! I get mad and get up and down and well, don't want to paint a picture but yeah it's annoying! I'm always on the pot, but since having remicade it's somewhat different. Less time is spent on there at a time! Whew!!! But sometimes it's frustrating cause I can't get anything done around the house for being on it so much!!!! LOL!
12-04-2006, 10:02 PM   #5
katiesue1506
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I get angry because nothing goes my way... so I get up and then my body decides it wants to go. so then I sit back down. It's usually a 30 minute battle.
12-04-2006, 11:05 PM   #6
Skinsfan1229
 
before my ostomy, I had such bad colon rectal/anus involvement, i had to take pain medication on purpose at certain times so I could try and go to the bathroom, sometimes staying in there 45 minutes or more, only to be back in there in 10 minutes.
12-05-2006, 03:49 PM   #7
Dekar
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used to be like 30 mins+ everytime i went. now its like 15 minutes
12-05-2006, 04:25 PM   #8
tonya_n_ky
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I'm with katiesue. Think you're finished and then, hmmm, I think I need to sit back down DAMMIT! lol. I've read labels on every bottle in my bathroom. (boredom I guess) I'm thinking about just putting in a magazine rack and a radio.
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12-05-2006, 04:53 PM   #9
kix66
 
OMG - A radio in the WC is a necessity for me! I've read and re-read all my shampoo bottles many times over myself.
12-05-2006, 05:57 PM   #10
katiesue1506
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Well I find shampoo bottles fun to do... lol I did it way back before I was diagnosed. Herbal Essences has a cool conditioner and shampoo question combo... and you have to get both bottles to get the answer to the questions on both... its fun!
12-05-2006, 06:53 PM   #11
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Lather, rinse, repeat. See, it's easy for other folks to forget that last step, but all of US know!
12-05-2006, 09:15 PM   #12
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ROFL, at least I'm not alone!!! I thought I was all this time, lol
12-05-2006, 10:31 PM   #13
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For me it depends. On a good day it takes about five minutes. On a bad day when I have had some C then it could take me close to a half hour. I have a cd player in my shower and I just turn that on. Then I count the tiles on the floor. Right after being diagnosed though I would sit and poop and get up and right when I finished cleaning up I went again. Not a pretty picture but everyone pretty much knows it.

Before being diagnosed I used my bathroom time to get away from my parents and I would listen to my mp3 player and look at guitar or bike catalogs. Now I can't read because I can't concentrate on having the **** come out.
12-06-2006, 08:33 PM   #14
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Jeff D. said:
For me it depends. On a good day it takes about five minutes. On a bad day when I have had some C then it could take me close to a half hour. I have a cd player in my shower and I just turn that on. Then I count the tiles on the floor. Right after being diagnosed though I would sit and poop and get up and right when I finished cleaning up I went again. Not a pretty picture but everyone pretty much knows it.

Before being diagnosed I used my bathroom time to get away from my parents and I would listen to my mp3 player and look at guitar or bike catalogs. Now I can't read because I can't concentrate on having the **** come out.
rofl

i know exactly how you feel
12-08-2006, 02:01 PM   #15
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When ominous rumblings reverberate through my system as a forewarning to the onslaught I take a book cause I just KNOW the minute I think I am done will be the time it will sneak up and get me again!

Generally its dash there and sort myself and as others have said its the going back before youve even got out of the bathroom or into another room so I tend to stay put if I feel things are still on the move lol Usually a max of about 10mins though. Poor bum doesnt get a chance to get numb!
12-09-2006, 09:51 PM   #16
kissycole_1979
 
Ha and I thought I was the only one who read their shampoo bottles lol.
12-27-2006, 08:00 PM   #17
tomohio
 
WOW, It's nice not to be alone. I told my wife I had to go alot one day and for her to use the upstiars bathroom. She told me to hold it. I can't use the stairs so Of course I couldn't hold it. WHAT A MESS, now that she knows I have crones she uses the RR upstairs when Im not feeling well.
I was wondering, do you guys have days that everthing is "normal" then the next thing you know you got the runs or can't go at all???
Thanks a bunch for being here.
Tom
12-27-2006, 08:16 PM   #18
ruthymg
 
Thats the beauty of crohns, or not as the case may be!!! I can have days on end where I have virtually no symptoms and then I have days where everything hurts. As far as the D is concerned, I don't have the problem of running to the toilet really often as I have an illeostomy but there are days when the bag seems to fill really quickly and I seem to be constantly emptying it. Like today for example, I went out for a drink last night and during the evening of drinking alcohol my stoma output slows down but later on in the evening and through the night and following day the output is horrendous. I had to get up 3 times in the night as my bag was so full it looked like it was gonna explode and its been like that all day today. I bet I have emptied it at least a dozen times today, thats a lot for me, so thats now my bug bearer. At least its not an ongoing thing, its only when I've had alcohol that its like that so hopefully it will be back to normal tomorrow.


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