Ah yes – the Go bag, or our version of the Go bag. Almost every person with IBD knows about this bag. We all kind of differ on some items but for the most part we all share the same products. So, what is in mine you ask.
Well, to start off, my bag is a normal book bag. I use this because, 1 – it is easy to carry..just put in on your shoulders. 2 – it is big enough to hide any embarrassing items – you will see what I mean. 3 – it is big enough to carry everything and I can use it to carry other items like packages, umbrellas, kindle, etc.
Now, I don’t always carry this bag with me. When I go to work, I size everything down and put the bare essentials in my work bag. If I am going out and doing daily chores..and feeling great, I will not bring anything. Then there are the bad flare days where I can’t get off the toilet. Then the bag is glued to my back.
Here is my list of products:
- Travel Size Toilet Paper
- Travel Size Toilet Seat Covers
- Hand Sanitizer
- Extra underwear
- Plastic bag with underwear
- Latex Gloves
- Immodium/Tylenol/Tums/Gas X (all in a pill dispenser)
- Waterless soap
- Travel Size Wet Wipes
So there it is. My IBD Go Bag. What is in yours? I would love to hear your comments and compare. Do you have something essential in yours that I am missing?
Jeff, I used to carry these exact items with me. Same brands, too! Good stuff.