Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Beelined For The Door

Last night’s class was a bit exciting. About half an hour into it ... I felt major gurglings coming from my stomach. I needed to go find a washroom fast but I didn’t want to disturb the class by getting up and leaving. I hate doing that, but its diarrhea. I waited just long enough for our guest speaker to wind up her presentation and I made a beeline for the washroom. I get to the washroom and a cleaning lady comes out and says her cleaning partner will only be a couple more minutes cleaning the washroom.

I knew it was too risky to try and find another washroom so I tried to calm myself and stood at the door. It was only a few minutes before the other cleaning person came out ... and just in a nick of time. I had visions of calling D asking him to bring clean pants to the ladies washroom on the main floor of the college.

My stomach settled down to a dull roar for the remainder of the class. However, as I was waiting for D to pick me up ... I had to race back into the washroom.  Can I tell you ... when diarrhea strikes ... it strikes fast and furious.

Yesterday I was reminded of how vulnerable outings can be.

12 comments:

theBluesman said...

it must have been a fast & furious experience for you ya.....glad to note that many of my friends are also following yr blog too.....the more the merrier.

Peggy said...

I have had a few close calls myself and I know how panicky you get. Hope today is better for you.

nollyposh said...

Oh dear (((Hugs)))

Karen said...

Oh, Daria! SO glad to hear that you made it - just in time! I think it's just wonderful that you're taking a class -- it's a great way to get your mind off chemo and to stay involved! Good luck to you!

Bill said...

There must be some sort of a bug going around. I am fighting the same problem right now and am making those frantic runs on a regular basis. Thank you for your visit over at my blog
Bill

TNBCAmazon said...

Hi Daria,

I am sorry to hear you're fighting the runs now during this otherwise tolerable cycle. Hang on in there -- and remember that immodium is your friend, as it allows you to go out, anyway. If you're otherwise feeling up to it, that is...
Thinking of you!

Carol Pack Urban said...

I've had my share of diarrhea but I'm more scared about it since they are switching me from Oxaliplatin to Camtosar next week. The number one side effect said SEVERE DIARRHEA in large letters. Yikes!

I didn't get chemo yesterday. My white blood count was low.

shelli said...

I feel your pain in this department sweetie! It's the worst! Hang in there.

Jill said...

Sorry to hear about this...but as usual another side effect. Hope you are feeling better today Daria and that you get a restful sleep tonight.

Barry said...

Along with everything else, cancer loves to be an embarrassment as well!

Glad you made it in time!

Renee said...

I would have gotten up immediately and gone to the bathroom. Can't believe you could even hold it in.

xoxxo

Silindile Ntuli said...

Oh God that's one of the worst things... Thankfully it didn't end in disaster.