View Full Version : After My DMSO Yesterday
10-12-2004, 11:47 AM
I am to hold it for 20 min, well I usually can't & have to go before I even get out of the office. While standing there making another appt I got hit with nausea b/c that awful taste hit me hard quite suddenly. It takes about 20 min's to get to my moms but I haven't been stopping there but heading another 10-15 min's to town b/c everytime I stop there her house stinks for weeks, lol. Well, yesterday I couldn't hold it & drove like a maniac to get to my moms, made it there in 10 mins. She wasn't home. But I knew she did have some plastic throw away cups in her garage so I ran in there. While trying to get one out of a Wal-Mart bag it let loose. By the time I got all ready to go not much was left for the cup. I left there & by the time I got to town I had to go again & by the time I even got thru town (very small town too) stopped 3 times to go. It takes me 20-25 min's to get home from there. I go to get out of the truck when I get home & all of a sudden the dang IBS with diarhea kicked in & you got it, crapped my pants trying to get into the house. What a day & a not too pretty or nice smelling at that. :yikes: :lmao: :bonk: :toosh: :toosh:
10-12-2004, 12:23 PM
hope you have a better tomorrow.....
10-12-2004, 12:31 PM
Oh my what a experience hope your feeling better,
10-12-2004, 05:25 PM
That's awful! Just a suggestion --- I carry Altoids in my purse for after a DMSO treatment. They have a strong taste all their own that drowns out the DMSO.
And have you ever used a Travel John? If you wear a skirt for your treatment, you could even park your car and use it without even getting out of the car --- and it would save you having to rush to restrooms until you get home.
Sending gentle hugs,
10-15-2004, 06:19 AM
This is one time that I am especially greatful that I am a man. I carry one of those plastic urinals that they use in hospitals behind the seat of my truck. I use it quite often. It has saved my life (and my pants) on many occasions. Accidents are so terrible for your self esteem, but seem to be inevitible for us IC sufferers. Hang in there. The fact that you share this information, leads me to believe that you are comfortable with yourself, which is very important.
10-18-2004, 06:17 PM
Well the jolly day didn't end there. I went to make dinner that night & turned the broiler on & kept smelling a weird smell & I couldn't figure it out. Well, we had tacos the night before & DH left the shells in the oven & I didn't know there were anymore left either. I decided to open the oven door to see if DH had spilled something in the oven & when I opened the door a flume of smoke came out, the smoke alarms went nuts, nothing new in my house lol Inside the oven were burnt to a black crisp taco shells. I pulled out the rack & put it outside.
Donna thanks for the hint about the Altoids, I will have to try them. I don't wear skirts/dresses, I don't remember the last time I wore one, I think 5 or so yrs ago at my twins wedding heehee so.... I have thought about getting a travel john just haven't done it. I guess for now the plastic cup will be staying in the truck, it is better than nothing. ;) We used to carry one when the boys were smaller & we would travel, so we wouldn't have to constantly stop.
Yeah Steve, I am pretty comfortable with myself. I've learned we are all pretty much the same & have the same "functions" although some try to deny them, it's all part of being human. You just gotta laugh things off, some things you have no control over. A lot of people have said to me thru my darkest moments they didn't know how I was laughing & having a great time knowing what I was going thru. I guess I don't like to dwell on the negative & that is my way of "hiding" it. As they say laughter is the best medicine.
10-18-2004, 06:19 PM
Oh forgot to mention nothing better than being able to put a face with the laughter eh?
I hope your day is going better today. I had my first treatment yesterday and no one warned me about the smell and i went in the stall at the Hospital and the lady next to me started coughing and gagging. When i came out my dh said that they lady came out and said someone really stunk up the bathroom. I told him it was me and he started laughing. He said i forgot to tell you the nurse said there would be a smell.lol
04-08-2005, 06:29 PM
Aww! I hope things get better. I hate the DMSO treatments. I remember the first time I had one. I wasnt prepared for what was going to happen. I thought they injected into my bladder by needle.. HAHAHAHAHA So I was shocked when I was told to take my pants and undies off and put a sheet over myself. Once the solution was in me I started tasting something nasty in my mouth and I almost vomited on my poor nurse. Luckily she also had IC and started telling me about what was going on. All I could taste was garlic and I reeked of it as well. I walked out into the lobby after holding it in. Which was hard as is. I barely made it to the rest room which was 10 feet from the lobby door. After that I had to stop on every floor to use the rest room. But that wasn't too bad for I was only on the third floor of the hospital. My poor boyfriend didnt know what was going on. He didn't even tell me how badly I smelt. I didnt realize how badly i reeked until I got home and my mom almost vomited and was like "Crystal I don't want to be rude, but you smell horrible. Please just go in your room" The whole ride back in the car must have been grand for my boyfriend. It's a 40 mile drive, and I had to stop every 5 minutes to go. But he never said a darn thing. Which I respect him for. He knew how much I was in pain. But I will never forget the look on my mothers face when I got home and she smelled me. After those treatments I don't know what it is, but it makes me flare really badly for the next day and then I am fine again. It's crazy!
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