I haven't really been on SP in awhile, and I don't come on this board all that often either, but I'm just feeling really blah. I kind of need to rant more than anything. I hope that's okay?
I haven't had a bad IBS flare up in a number of years. I've had minor ones, but never bad. The last 5 days, I've had a bad flare up. I wake up anywhere from 2am-10am (I sleep late because not working right now) with terrible cramps and I end up having diarrhea. Then, over the course of the morning/afternoon, I end up running several more times. And this has been going on for days.
To add insult to injury? My brother just moved home from Florida because he's in transition, looking for a new apartment and starting a new job. We share a bathroom... And he's a bathroom hog.. And sometimes I need to sit in there for up to 30 minutes at a time, 2-5 times a day.... It's bad enough being young and having such bad stomach issues (I was 17 or 18 when diagnosed, 24 now - although having IBS at any age sucks, don't get me wrong) but to have to worry about my brother needing the bathroom while I'm in there, or right after me? And he ALWAYS seems to need it as soon as I go in. Like, clockwork. I go in, and 5 minutes later I hear him come out, pause outside the door, and go back to his room. And sometimes, if I'm in there awhile, he does it twice more to see if I'm done. And WORSE, STILL, is our toilets are old and don't have a lot of water pressure, so sometimes I need to flush two or three times, and then I'm in there so many times....
Okay, rant done. Sorry guys. I just had to share with people who understood the frustrations.
PS: I'm going into the city with my parents tomorrow to do brunch for Father's Day... THAT should be interesting :( I don't know how I'm gonna get through the morning, eating and then visiting with my brother (different brother) at his apartment for the morning... He has a studio so if I need to go, everyone will hear/smell... Ugh! I'm gonna go cry now... Thanks again for listening to me rant.
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