A conversation about pooping
I know that I have been radio silent on the blog for several months now, and I am sorry for that. Life has gotten very busy and the blog has taken a backseat to everything else. But I am still looking at the comments and am involved with the online IBD community- just to a lesser extent.
Two quick things before I get into this post-
- New Huffington Post piece is up- World IBD Day: It’s Not All Sunshine and Flowers
Now onto tonight’s post.
I have an incredible group of friends who all have IBD that I met through Team Challenge last year- Kelly (Crohn’s disease), Laura (Crohn’s disease), and Katie (ulcerative colitis). They all live in Connecticut and I was so sad to leave them last year when Dan and I moved for my job. It’s nights like tonight when I am reminded how much I truly love having them in my life.
Tonight I have been part of a group text message about things that these ladies have done while pooping (at one point, I had 43 unread messages). Summarizing it won’t do it justice, so I am just going to write it out verbatim for your enjoyment.
Kelly: They don’t have shit in a bag…What does your poop really say about you?
Laura: Boo that’s not cool.
Kelly: So I just did poop while on the phone because I poop while doing everything.
Katie: Me too. I’ve been flying through books because I read when I go to the bathroom. Which is all day.
[Insert bathroom related Emoji]
Laura: I have pooped and talked on the phone before. And pooped in the woods.
Kelly: Oh I totally used to do that all the time. Both of those.
Laura: Like totally using a tree to lean on.
Katie: We should make our own quiz.
Kelly: We totally should.
Katie: I’ve eaten while I’ve pooped.
Laura: Me too!
Katie: Edited photos, done work, kissed my husband.
Kelly: Haha adorable.
Laura: Haha sexy.
Kelly: I’ve watched television, ate, played Sorry, slept.
Katie: Puked and pooped.
Katie: Painted my toenails.
Laura: Painting toenails, now that’s a skill!
Katie: Takes some bending. The baby had to hang out in there with me too. Poor kid. At least he won’t remember.
Laura: Oh well, bring toys!
Kelly: I used to always be keeled over anyways, so why not do something with my feet!
Katie: Exactly! Yoga pooping!
Laura: Haha they should have yoga for poopers!
Katie: They do! Google toilet yoga!
Katie: I bought this book for a friend of mine who is obsessed with poop. It was hilarious.
Laura: That’s awesome.
Laura: What else have we done while pooping?
Katie: I’ve definitely gotten ready- blow dried my hair, make up, brushed teeth, played solitaire, sudoku,
Laura: Yeah I’ve totally brushed my teeth and spit into the toilet while sitting on it.
Katie: Movies, television, fundraised!
Laura: Oh, I have pet Remi (her dog). She barges in.
Katie: Yeah my cat chills with me. Once I had the husband, baby and the cat all waiting outside for me.
Me: I’ve taken a bath while Dan poops.
Katie: I took a picture too, like really? We don’t even close the door. My husband is usually in there too.
Laura: Family time in the bathroom.
Kelly: I’ve played cards with my parents and my ex. I drank and partied with my girls in Charlotte.
Laura: I have conversations with my parents. They were in the kitchen or family room and I was in the bathroom with the door closed.
Kelly: Wrote thank you notes. Oh- my parents just come in.
Laura: I have taken clothes out of the dryer and folded them while pooping.
Me: Did you get them before pooping? I’m trying to figure out the logistics of that.
Laura: Well the dryer finished while I was in there and it was within reach with a slight lean forward when I lived with my parents.
Kelly: My parents set up a TV stand with a pillow so I could put my head down or have a table to write on.
Kelly: The worst would be when I had to be there for like an hour. Then I would get bored and want company.
Katie: And your butt and feet fall asleep.
Laura: The true tale of what happens while pooping.
Katie: That’s right, it can be very communal.
Laura: That it can.
Only with IBDers can this conversation occur.
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve done while pooping? Let us know in the comments!