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Running to the Loo Too!

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Having read Chockers posting on running to the loo I thought I would share my wedding anniversary experience with the Forum - I think you are the only people who will actually understand this kind of embarrassment!


Our first wedding anniversary and my husband offered to take me out for the day - no elderly parents, no step children - just the two of us - an unusual occurance - so lovely.


We got up before 6am and drove up to North Devon. The sun was out as we left and sporting my new hair do, I dressed in my new cotton skirt and best sandals. After a short stop for breakfast (possibly my downfall) we started to drive across Exmoor. The clouds closed in, it poured with rain and you could barely see through the thick mist! It was at this moment that stomach cramp hit, we were miles from anywhere. A few moments later I knew I had to get out of the car and fast.


My husband pulled the car over by a gate - I managed in my own creaky way to climb it and found a discreet place to hide. My husband who has immense patience with me threw a pot of wet wipes at me and stood guard!


I am now in a field, it is raining and I am up to my ankles in mud. I am attempting to tidy myself up when I suddenly feel the ground vibrating - my husband is yelling at me to get a move on when several horses - riders dressed in red coats and an awful lot of hounds come over the brow of the hill in the field I was standing in. Yes the entire hunt is now heading towards me.


I leap the gate like an olympic athelete and much to my accute embarrassment find that the road is blocked by lots vehicles that have been following the hunt. After an awful lot of effort on my husbands part we manage to get the car out and drive off. My newly styled hair now plastered to my head, my eye makeup is running down my face, my skirt and sandals covered in mud and dripping - what did we do - we started to laugh.


It was only at this point that I looked down at the pot of wet wipes my husband had thrown at me and realised that they were in fact for removing grease and oil from car mechanics hands - certainly not for delicate places. You will be pleased to hear that I didn't suffer from acid burn but it is a lesson well learnt and now I carry a small bag of emergency items on every journey we make. Although Hopefully not one like this to be repeated.


Certainly a wedding anniversary not to be forgotten.


Best wishes to everyone.





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Absolutely lovely tale from the land of Sclerodermia! Thanks, Jane, for sharing. I hope you have many more anniversaries and they are all happy ones.


Warm hugs and best wishes,

Jeannie McClelland

(Retired) ISN Director of Support Services

(Retired) ISN Sclero Forums Manager

(Retired) ISN Blog Manager

(Retired) ISN Assistant News Guide

(Retired) ISN Artist

International Scleroderma Network

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