My new friend who writes the Bright Side blog has started a series of posts about tips for dealing with Crohn's. I do not want to step on her toes but I have tried to put this on her blog as a comment several times and the computer just freaks out and kicks me off the internet every time and I lose the comment. SO hopefully she will read this and put it on her blog. Either way, it's very important when you have Crohn's, Colitis, Celiac or any other digestive issue that you prepare and put in your car (or whatever car you will be in while traveling) a "EMERGENCY ROADSIDE POTTY KIT" or "ERPK".
A good size bucket (ironically my bucket is 'bile' green)
A roll of TP
2-3 plastic grocery bags (Wal-mart, Kroger, etc)
A roll of paper towels
Baby wipes for freshness
Extra pair (or 4) of underware
All items can be put into one of the plastic bags and placed into the bucket and stored in your trunk. Instand ERPK
I developed this little system (which I am sure everyone else already uses) after a little mishap in a 2 hour long dead stop traffic jam several years ago. I am sooooo glad I was just with my husband and mother in law and not a co-worker or someone I barely know. I didn't have the "ERPK" and made due with what my MIL had in her trunk. God bless that woman she had enough to get me through. I was totally mortified but I lived and we laugh about it now.
The bottom line it - BE PREPARED. If you don't have one - get an "ERPK" today! You never know when a crisis situation could hit and you never know when traffic will hit and you don't want to be ..... well, you can imagine. And don't forget to check out Bright Side for more tips!
Anyone else got a funny story?