Posts Tagged ‘bathroom’

It Happens, Everybody Poops, Even Athletes

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 21:22 3 Comments

ESPN has an interesting article on professional and endurance (ultra) athletes and their doings of number two. Some of the stories are a real tribute to the strength and resilience of the human body, still others are eerily reminiscent of Colitis. Take a look at this excerpt describing an ultra-marathoner But the main culprit was […]

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Belladonna Wars?

Friday, February 11, 2011 11:56 13 Comments

Hey, guys.  Long time no blog.  So, here’s the scoop-I’ve been doing a lot better since my visit with pouch guru Dr. Bo Shen back in November.  He diagnosed me with efferent limb syndrome which means that the connection to my j-pouch goes at a diagonal instead of vertical making it really hard to poop!  […]

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Plaid Pantry Denies Bathroom to Crohn’s Customer

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 21:35 9 Comments

Time to boycott the Plaid Pantry, whatever that is. (Is that like a 7-11?). Reading through posts on the Consumerist weblog, trying to decide if I should subscribe to its RSS feed, I came across this article about a fellow IBD sufferer who was denied access to a bathroom. As a result, she pooped her […]

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Happy Thoughts 101

Thursday, July 23, 2009 19:58 15 Comments

This is really cool. 10 days post takedown-surgery. 5 days post hospital-discharge. Hiking a 3 mile trail with no bathroom in sight. This blows my mind, since I could not have done this prior to having a J-Pouch. My current level of energy is amazing. I don’t feel drained and exhausted anymore, so I’m pretty […]

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Motivational Poop Posters

Friday, February 13, 2009 13:11 7 Comments

I know, I know, sexist, classist, beautist, racist, and all that. Why am I posting it? Because it’s true. We should have a line of posters that we create here at – they could say things like “rock stars, they get diarrhea too.” “World Leaders, yes, they get IBD too” “The janitor at your […]

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Livin' Life with a J-pouch

Monday, February 2, 2009 21:38 5 Comments

Okay, so I think one of the big *fears* that people have about this surgery is how it might impair their quality of life. To them I say this; it has only improved mine.  Allow me to give you a scenario:  Shopping pre-surgery involved stabbing abdominal pains while browsing for blouses.  “Mother F@#!%!” that hurts!! […]

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My Top 3 Most Embarrassing Colitis Incidents

Thursday, January 22, 2009 20:54 12 Comments

I just had a colonoscopy (explained by Mayo Clinic). While in the waiting room I thought of my UC in general and came up with this list. If you have Ulcerative Colitis, you know exactly what a “Colitis Incident” is. I just didn’t know what to call it. It’s when you get that urge to […]

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On the John: Space Diapers to the Rescue

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 18:41 2 Comments

Right on the heels of Lizz”s post come these high-tech space diapers: the wearable toilet project. Engineers all over the world have focused their vast brainpower to overcome one major obstacle—space pooping. The Japanese think they have a solution with online pokies their fancy new wearable toilet. Indeed, this is a far cry from the […]

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Vintage Toilet Paper Ad

Sunday, January 4, 2009 13:15 2 Comments

Here is a little vintage toilet paper advertising for you. The ad reads: Now at last smart young homemakers can have color in a truly luxurious bathroom tissue. Soft-Weve – softer, nicer kind of tissue – now brings you four gay flower colors…for wonderful “mix or match” color schemes. Nice, we could call this a […]

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