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Canadian Karen

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I was wondering what a blue room is also. Up here, we call those "Port-A-Potties".......

When I am out and about, I wouldn't be able to hold it if my life depended on it, so I am a regular visitor to public washrooms..........

Terry was telling me about the other day when he took Daniel into a men's washroom. Usually, when we are out, I take the boys with me into the women's, but Terry had the boys that day without me. Connor is a "stand-up" to pee guy, Daniel still likes sitting down while he pees. Well, when Terry took Daniel into the men's washroom and Daniel had to stand in front of the urinal to pee, which he is TOTALLY unaccustomed to doing, he had a very difficult time controlling where the stream went and when he turned sideways, almost soaked the leg of the guy standing next to him....... :lol:

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

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-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

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...okay, both my mom and dad are OCD! Six kids has cured me of much of it though!! I always clean the cart at the grocery, I love those wipes they provide, although I find it funny that some get their cart, then push it over to the wipes, it's too late then!! I'm actually more afraid of gluten than bacteria!!!! :lol:

That's so true! I have OCD and gluten is the new bacteria. It's not bad anymore, as living with roomates getting gluten everywhere desentized me. OCD people are naturally fit for protecting against cc!! :lol:


Dan

Negative blood work

gluten-free since 3/5/06

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I would SOOOO NOT sit on a public toilet!! sooo gross!! And yeah, I call blue rooms port-a-potties and plop johns. never heard of blue room, though I suppose its a nicer name for them. I would never go in a plop john unless i was absolutely dying!!! And sitting on a public toilet seat, just gross!!!!!!!!!!!!! ewwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yep, I'm a long-time hoverer...gotta do regular squats with a barbell to keep trained for this, especially for the stop-at-a-gas-station-on-a-long-trip adventures, when the duration that one is hovering can be quite challenging... :lol:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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:lol::lol::lol:

I don't know how I missed this thread yesterday!

Too funny.

BTW I hate public restrooms and only use them if necessary....but I much prefer them over the port a potties.


Andrea

Enterolab positive results only June 06:
Me HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0301; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2, 7)
Husband HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201; HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0302; Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 (subtype 2,8)



The whole family has been soy free since February, gluten free since June 2006.

The whole family went back to a gluten diet October 2011.  We never had official testing done and I decided to give gluten a go again.  At this point I've decided to work on making some gluten free things again, though healthwise everyone seems to be fine.  The decision to add gluten back in was also made based on other things I'd read about the 2nd sequence of genes.  It is my belief that we had a gluten intolerance, but thanks to things I've learned here, I know more what to keep an eye on.  If you have a confirmed case of celiac, please don't go back to gluten, it's a lifelong lifestyle change.

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All of you "hoverers" would love Paris.

When I was on my honeymoon, we went to party for the day at Jim Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I had to go REAL bad as there is much drinking that goes on there (an experience of a lifetime - I felt like I was at Woodstock!) and when I went into the public restroom, they are "stand up" ones, complete with feet painted on the floor to show you where to place your feet while you squat down and let 'er rip! I swear, I couldn't do it! I just couldn't get my body to go without having the toilet bowl underneath!


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

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All of you "hoverers" would love Paris.

When I was on my honeymoon, we went to party for the day at Jim Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I had to go REAL bad as there is much drinking that goes on there (an experience of a lifetime - I felt like I was at Woodstock!) and when I went into the public restroom, they are "stand up" ones, complete with feet painted on the floor to show you where to place your feet while you squat down and let 'er rip! I swear, I couldn't do it! I just couldn't get my body to go without having the toilet bowl underneath!

This is more my problem ... I could stand and hover all day, but the work wouldn't get done!


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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All of you "hoverers" would love Paris.

When I was on my honeymoon, we went to party for the day at Jim Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I had to go REAL bad as there is much drinking that goes on there (an experience of a lifetime - I felt like I was at Woodstock!) and when I went into the public restroom, they are "stand up" ones, complete with feet painted on the floor to show you where to place your feet while you squat down and let 'er rip! I swear, I couldn't do it! I just couldn't get my body to go without having the toilet bowl underneath!

You, know, Karen, that's fascinating, because I had exactly the same problem during both pregnancies, when I was give a HUGE (I mean, like four-litre) plastic jug to collect 24 hours worth of urine to have tested for various things. It was too big to put under me while sitting on the toilet, so I had to try to do it with my legs only slightly bent. And I just COULD NOT GO. My subconscious, I guess, would not let it happen. Our bodies work in interesting ways...I'd be in big trouble in Paris, I guess!


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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This could be just about any one of us (girls that is........)..........

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1116660/toilet.JPG

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...I don't care what any of you say, I would LICK my cell phone before sitting on a toilet....I only sit on my toilets, and my mom's, pretty much no one else'e - - phobia since early childhood... :o

:lol::lol::lol:

This is more my problem ... I could stand and hover all day, but the work wouldn't get done!

I am with you Carla, I just couldn't do it, it just won't come out. I can't go outside either, I peed all over myself years ago and now just can't do it no matter how badly I have to go!


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" 15 years of it's stress!"

"blood work show's a disease called celiac,

but it can't be that because it's rare!"

Diagnosed via blood and biopsy 2003

Not a medical professional just a silly celiac

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I would LICK my cell phone before sitting on a toilet....I only sit on my toilets, and my mom's, pretty much no one else'e - - phobia since early childhood...
I usually put toilet paper all around the seat.

Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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I usually put toilet paper all around the seat.

Yea--this is what I always do. Lots of it--not just one layer ;)

I don't think I could manage the squat thing--my legs are pretty short :lol:


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Yea--this is what I always do. Lots of it--not just one layer
Up to 3 layers are sometimes required ;) I usually squat when someone has peed a lot on the seat. I'll lift up the toilet seat with toliet paper.

Carrie Faith

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease in March 2004

Postitive tTg Blood Test, December 2003

Positive Biopsy, March 3, 2004

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I have never SAT on a toilet in a public bathroom! (I'm a squatter/hoverer) :lol:

LOL!! I went to Woodstock in '99 and I always say the most valuable skill I learned was how to pee standing up!!


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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haha yea thats us for sure


Kaiti

Positive bloodwork

Gluten-free since January 2004

Arkansas

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I am in agreement with CarlaB. Even as teen & young woman when at my best physical condition I couldn't hover without falling left or right.

And when I had uterine tumors I was having to pee like a pregnant woman all the time and I am lactose intolerant so I am and was in ladies room more than my fair share for a while there.

Anyway, during the month my Dad was in Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC - in there the bathrooms for visitors are Unisex and at that time NYC was in a crisis about TB and a lot of TB patients were at Sloan.

I started carrying a small spray bottle (actually a small plastic empty bottle originally used for eyeglass cleaning stuff) filled with 90% rubbing alcohol.

I would spray the seat first then paper it.

And spray the door handle and the toilet handle and the handles for the sink, etc.

Nowadays I just spray the seat all around and try to spray somewhat under the seat;

sometimes I will get toilet paper in hand and hold seat up and spray the underside of the seat.

Sometimes others in ladies room will comment on smell of alcohol, but I ignore them.

This is my way of dealing with this issue.

And maybe a public phone is germier than a toilet seat,

but I am not putting my privates near a

public phone any time soon,

so that comparision is irrevelent.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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OMG -- just saw this . . . Karen, you have to be the funniest person I have ever met! That is FANTASTIC!!!!!

Also, just read the most recent posts . . .. if any of you have had a urodynamics study . . . well, let's just say that there's this "maxi-pad" shaped funnel that you eventually have to pee into while standing up . . . so they overfill my bladder, I think it's going to explode, and they tell me that I have to pee, IMMEDIATELY. I told him "I can't." He asked me why . . . I told him that it was because girls pee squatting and boys pee standing up (must have sounded like a kid . . . ) He told me that REGARDLESS of the rules, I HAD to pee . . my bladder was overfilled, and I HAD to. I said , "I can't. I'm serious." It took FOREVER for me to be able to go . . . . it felt WEIRD!!!!!


Lynne

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try tomorrow".

"There's not a word yet, for old friends we've just met. Part Heaven, part space, or have I found my place? You can just visit, but I plan to stay, I'm going to go back there some day." Gonzo, in the Muppet Movie

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I have to agree with Jersey Angel. I can't hover/squat over something that I have to hitch a thigh over just to reach it. I understand that people in wheelchairs need the higher seat, but my short legs need something halfway between that and a child's potty! For public johns, those disinfectant wipes work fantastic!

I do love the picture, though!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:


Dessa

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you." Numbers 6:24-25

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Karen you are a "hoot" (sound like Lynne, don't I), for starting this thread.

I am a hoverer, but I use a piece of TP to pick up the sit lid before I hover.

Everyone should be more concerned about grocery cart handles and the bottom of their purses. I use the wipes in the grocery store and as soon as I get home, I wash my hands before I handle the fruits, etc. I also am usually using a purse that has a long strap and it is ALWAYS on my shoulder and never set down anyplace. If I do set it down, then I come home and wipe it down with a clorox wipe. There is more e-coli on the bottom of your purse then just about anywhere else. Most of us women, come in the kitchen and set our purses on the counter while we put the food away. A big mistake.


"Throw yourself a pity-party and you'll be the only guest." - Earlene Fowler

Diag. Celiac Disease by positive blood test 2/03/2004

Allergies - corn, soy, casein, egg whites and wheat

Morphia Scleroderma

Osteoarthritis

Hypothyroid and Hperthyroid

Essential Tremors

Asthma

Migraines

Fibromyalgia - diag. in 1978 when they called it Fibrositis

PAD Peripheral Artery Disease

Angina and Atrial Fibrillation

Gluten Ataxia

Vitiligo

Scoliosis of the spine (caused by malabsorption and it is horribly painful) This would be enough reason for someone to go gluten free.

Ocular Myastenia Gravis

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I am a hoverer; however my mother has a physical disability and has to sit on the public toilets. She says a little prayer every time she does, and so far, no weird dibilitating disease on her nether regions.

I do have a story for ya'll though. When I was in college I got stuck in a nasty snowstorm on the highway for 14 hours. There were no bathrooms and I had unfortunately drunk a super sized soda. I finally realized that I was going to pee whether I wanted to or not, but if I didn't do it on my own, I was gonna do it without my permission :unsure: . Sooo, I grabbed the big cup (the only liquid holder I had) and tried to manuver myself into a position that would work, while squatting in the passenger side of the car. I was sooo scared of missing the cup and peeing on myself, or worse, the car that I couldn't go. I ended up squatting over the cup in 2 feet of snow with the passenger front and rear doors open to shield me (it was still snowing and the wind was really blowing); with a big mac truck directly behind me. I am sure that the driver got a great scene and laugh, but I got relief! Three cup fulls!

Ever since then, I can squat anywhere!


Gluten free since 12/05 and feeling better!

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