I Love The Way You Poop When You Poop With Me

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If I told you the fact that my boyfriend and my seven-year-old daughter performed a strip show in the living room -- swinging their shirts in the air before throwing them at each other -- you'd probably get the wrong impression.

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FACT: The average human colon is five and a half feet long and is composed of four main sections: the sigmoid, the descending, the transverse, and the ascending.

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It's morning. We're at my boyfriend's apartment. My boyfriend and I are fooling around in bed when he sees the time and realizes that he needs to get ready for his job interview. We're usually too busy to fool around, but not the kind of busy that brings in money.

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FACT: My boyfriend is five and a half feet tall. He has no colon. He lives on the third floor of a six-story apartment complex. He's no good with keeping jobs.

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My boyfriend grabs three shirts on hangers from the closet. He holds one shirt in each hand and hangs one on his erection and says, "Honey, which of these three do you prefer?"

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FACT: I have my daughter from Thursdays to Sundays and her father gets her the rest of the week. Today is Saturday and, while my boyfriend hangs a hanger on his cock, my daughter is in the living room, which we converted into her bedroom.

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My daughter doesn't like the apartment where I live, she says it's boring, she always wants to go to my boyfriend's apartment instead. I feel the same way, and we do spend most of our time at his place, but I often argue on the side of my apartment because it feels cruel not to stand up for when I'm from.

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My daughter said that my boyfriend is down to earth. I said, "What do you mean down to earth? Where did you get that word from?" She said, "You know, he treats me like a regular person. And he's good at freeze tag." I thought to say, "Too bad freeze tag doesn't pay fifteen or twenty bucks an hour."

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My daughter is awake because I hear her singing from the other room. She's changed the lyrics to her favorite pop song so that it goes like this: "I love the way you Poop when you Poop with me."

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FACT: Before I knew him, my boyfriend went into the hospital on thirty-one occasions during the two years that he was sick before the big surgery.

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I tell my boyfriend that it's his fault that my daughter is always talking about poop. My boyfriend blames his lack of a colon on why he's got such affection for words like poop. It's "poop envy" he explains.

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FACT: My boyfriend has what is known as a "J Pouch." Through the magic of surgery, they reconnected his insides so that his small intestine now has a pouch in it to mimic his missing colon. The only problem is that he has to go to the bathroom a lot. When things get inflamed in there, which happens every few months, it's called "pouchitis" and it makes bathroom visits less than pleasant for him. "Another case of the itis," he'll tell me.

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My boyfriend told me that the nurses would come visit him even after their shift, that they would play cards and joke for hours with him. My boyfriend's parents never understood why overworked nurses would stick around the hospital like that, playing hearts with my boyfriend.

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My daughter has no patience for board games but will play with a deck of cards for hours. She wanted to know why one king had a knife in his head. I thought to say that it was because the queen caught him cheating on her but then my boyfriend said that it was because nobody would let the guy poop. I'm glad he spoke up first.

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FACT: My daughter's father slept with a blonde blackjack dealer when my daughter was one year old. I didn't find out for another year. We didn't divorce for another year.

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Now it's easy to see there was something wrong with my husband. The moment my daughter was born, the man became cruel to me. But it's true that he had a decent and stable job. It was nice not having to work so much.

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FACT: In the last interview, my boyfriend was asked what his weaknesses were, and he told the guy that he was lazy and sleepy and had digestive problems and that he was a bit of a drunk. Then he made the drinky drinky motion. He didn't get the job.

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My boyfriend's disease is not getting better. Sometimes, while he is in the bathroom trying to deal with the inflammation and scar tissue deep inside of him, I cry in the bedroom, begging for a simpler life. When he comes out of the bathroom, he always has a smile on his face, like he was just awarded some kind of prize. It makes me angry that he isn't more upset.

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FACT: I have a picture of my boyfriend and my daughter doing push ups. Except that their pants are pulled down so you can see both their butts. One is bony and hairy. One is cute and chunky. It's true that I was amused enough to take the picture, but it was my boyfriend who put it on the fridge door.

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My mother was horrified at the sight of this picture. I tried to explain to her that it was all in good fun. That my boyfriend is as sweet as any adult has ever been to be my daughter. But my mother didn't look my boyfriend in the eyes all through dinner.

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Before he leaves the room, my boyfriend is looking good with his tie and his shiny shoes. He gives me a kiss and tickles me in those places he knows about. I can hear a grumble in his stomach and I know it'll be hard for him to last through the interview without running to the bathroom.

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On his way out of the room, I say, "Break a leg," and he comes crashing down on the hardwood floor of the living room. I suspect that he fell harder than his joke intended. But my daughter is clapping and giggling from the other room.

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FACT: My daughter loves that man.

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When I first kissed him, it was on the balcony of a friend's place. We were the only two people outside because the keg was inside and outside was cold and windy. He whispered in my ear, "It's not true to say that I don't want to entertain the idea of not avoiding something with you." He looked at me in that way he has with his lips and eyes smiling and not smiling. It's magic that way he can hold onto something sweet -- in a mess of crazy. I said to him, "Are you trying to hit on me?" He was so soft about how he touched my cheek with two fingers and then held my neck and kissed me on the lips. But I started to laugh and he didn't separate from me. He laughed too, with our lips still together like that, and then we stopped laughing, and we were just breathing again, but with our lips together, not really kissing. Just breathing.

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Even back then, he warned me that he had a nasty little disease, that he was up to his ears in debt from all that scar tissue. But back then, I didn't care, because he was so lovely. And now, I do care, because he is so lovely.

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FACT: Even when you're broke and tired and your health is a mess and there is so much to worry about, even when all the facts are against you, there can still be a place for a laugh and a breath. That's what I tell myself every morning.

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After my boyfriend leaves the apartment, my daughter hops in bed with me. I love her giggly smile more than anything else in the world. "Do you want to hear the new song I just made up?" she tells me. And at that instant, I want nothing more than to be in that warm bed with my daughter singing about Poop.

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58 Comments on "I Love The Way You Poop When You Poop With Me"

C Everett Poop's picture
j 1000+ points

FACT: this story blows.

Rectal Badger's picture
l 100+ points

This story doesn't blow. In fact I found it quite a good read. But it is not for PR. It isn't about poop. Just because it has poop elements does not make it a poop story.

I'd read this and enjoy it if it were in something like Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Anal About Poop's picture
l 100+ points

It doesn't blow!
It's sweet and lovely in a poopie kind of way. It made me smile.
However, it did make me wonder why your boyfriend can't keep down a job. Is it because he has to go to the restroom alot? He should talk to the IBS Author.

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

I agree, the story is laking pooetry, also the formating makes it hard to stay focused.

But, I think the story shows poo-tential, and was a good first effort.

Yuvi, I wish you nothing but the best outcome with your BF's stomach problems.

Good first effort, and welcome aboard.
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runninggrrl2's picture
Comment Quality Moderatork 500+ points

I dunno...I thought it was kind of lame. A J-pouch isn't nearly as fun as a colostomy bag. I too, wonder why the boyfriend can't keep a job. I think maybe it's because he just doesn't WANT to work. He seems like that sort of guy.


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An apple a day keeps the ExLax away!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Pritty lame story - the # really annoied me! Next time try laying it out better by leaving a live rather then doing

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Anomalous Coward's picture
k 500+ points

Not bad first attempt. Don't take all criticism to heart, most are only commenting on your creative effort, not on you.
Generally speaking, most enthusiastically received poopreports describe a memorable or horrific single instance where poop played a key role. Sometimes I miss the mark, but a good poop story doesn't.
Nice try, don't be a stranger to us PR'ers.

Lincoln's Log's picture

I wish I could do the hanger trick but I can't. It's a Jewish thing.

DungDaddy's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

Fact: Coulda been a good story. Don't know, couldn't get to the end. Format was too much for my drug-addled brain.

mommapoo's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Fact: Too much information!

Let's stick to the poop and pooping stories!

Pantload's picture
m 1+ points - Newb


I'm with C Everett. Very annoying format, no thread of thought to follow except that your boyfriend is a sweet lazy f**k.


What's so funny 'bout poop, love, and understanding?

What's so funny 'bout poop, love, and understanding?

Bunga Din's picture
j 1000+ points

C.E.P.

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Homophobic

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Racist

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Asshole

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Bored of his no insight fucking posts!

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Not all PoopReports are going to please all readers, what I loved about this story was it is different from the usual. It's also a great story in how the writer chooses to focus on the positives in her relationship with the subject rather than the negatives and how he has brought so much joy to her and her daughter in spite of 31 visits to the hospital and having a 5 foot section of their colon removed.

You people that swallow CEP's Kool Aid need to know he is a military man with a real fucking hate on for most of the world, don't be so gullible.

C Everett Poop's picture
j 1000+ points

Hey Bunga, gargle my sensitive area #

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

I agree with Anomalous Coward, don't take the criticism to heart. The biggest turnoff to the story was the ##### between paragraphs.

I hope to see more stories from you, just brush up on your poo-etics a bit, and more about poop. You are on the right track.

Again, my regards to you and your BF.
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A man who farts in church, sits in his own pew.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

Yuvi's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

it's cool reading all of your comments... yeah, i knew this story was a little different than the norm here at the PR, but i was curious about what kind of feedback i'd get. flattered to hear so many opinions about it. though i admit that i didn't expect my #'s to be so problematic. next time, i'll try using a % symbol... ~y

Shit monster's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Yeah, seriously stick with it, I have been here for like a year, never written a poop story(because I havent had any experience worth writing about yet, and I am 19 so i have my whole life to have an experience to write about). That sucks that your B.F. cant keep a job. I once thought I couldn't keepa job, but i was wrong, I am now working in a diesel shop and am having plenty of luck with it. I guess I was wrong when i thought I couldnt keep a job. Anyway good 1st story, and bring us more, please.


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Turdle Dove's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

My bachelor's degree is English literature, and I want to address those with negative comments about this story. I don't want to sound too much like a bitch, but you poop reporters have it wrong about this story. This website tends towards favoring a particular formulaic type of poop story, along with extremely contrived figurative language. Amusing, of course, fun to read, absolutely, but not exactly good literature. This is a very good short story. "Annoying format?" Where do you read your literature, the Sunday comics? This has a well-organized and original format. Nearly every story on this website has an identical chronological format, which can be very boring.

Try not to criticize this story until you have enough experience reading short prose OUTSIDE of this website to avoid sounding ignorant.

daphne's picture
PoopReport of the Year AwardSite AdminComment Content ModeratorComment Quality Moderatore 6000+ points

You know, I'm actually disappointed with some of you. Just because this is a different format than what you're used to, you criticized it. Heaven fucking forbid anything's different.

I loved it. Absolutely loved it. The format WAS different and it took me a moment to see what she was up to; but when I got it, I could get by the "#" because she was saying something about her life. And I'm glad she did.

Some of you need to grow up a bit. No offense.

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daphne's picture
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And it's ironic that some of you who criticized her writing technique can't correctly spell words like pretty or annoyed or formatting.


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Artful Dodger's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorl 100+ points

I proudly admit that I do indeed read my literature in the Sunday comics. I will grant, however, that the intellectual content has declined since the departure of "Bloom County" and "Calvin and Hobbes."

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Aw, man! I miss Calvin and Hobbes! GottaMan and I even dressed as them for Halloween one year.

I liked this story; it was sweet. Not very poopy, per se, but it's about adjusting to life's poopy problems. I must admit that I didn't understand why the paragraph breaks needed the symbols, though. It would read just fine without them.

Pleasant prose.

Gaseous G's picture

Love that LAME icon. LAME = funny. GREAT = politically correct and dull.

Fudgepump's picture
l 100+ points

Yuvi, why does it make you angry that the B.F. has a smile on his face when he comes out of the bathroom, that he acts like he just won some sort of prize? Every time he sits on the can, it IS a kind of prize - that's one more time he's reminded that he's not wearing a colostomy bag: that's a good thing. Unfortunately, the J-pouch can't completely replicate the functions of the colon (stool formation via dehydration, and stool "staging" for orderly evacuation), so he has to squat a lot and I'm guessing the product is mostly liquishit. Still better than carrying your shit in a bag strapped to your thigh, no?

Rottenshit's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

this story is disturbing in so many ways. let me get this straight. your boyfriend is unemployed because he is lazy and has a drinking problem. he has his pants down next to your daughter and takes pictures. your 7 year old daughter would rather be at his place rather than yours. and to top it all off, he has no colon. From what I've read this is a
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Bowl bomber's picture

If all flavors of ice cream were vanilla, be get bored shitless with ice cream in a hurry. If all poop stories were the same, we'd have a similar reaction. If half of the neanderthals criticizing would try something new they might like it. Good story Yuvi, I and my other personalities liked it.

ihearttofart's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Give this chick a break. Without context I'm sure everyone's homelife seems really odd. Mine definitely does. Yesterday I told someone that I touched my dog's weiner, and I got the "Holy shit, you're totally gross" look. If I could have explained, I would have told them it was an accident, but a funny one.
Regardless, I enjoyed everything about this story and would definitely like to read more.

Nine Inch Log's picture
k 500+ points

I enjoyed the story overall. Nice change of pace for PR. Strangly enough though I would call TMI. I know this is poop report but somehow I just felt that I was getting more than I wanted to know.

I really enjoy the way it is written and I find you a wonderful person for trying your best to keep a positive outlook with such a difficult shituation. Best wishes.

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Number One . . . I order you to take a number two.

Number One . . . I order you to take a number two.

DungDaddy's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

Fact: Post something bagging on CEP and you get the great comment extra point almost every time.

Fact: That's bullshit, man.

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

It appears that I am one of the few who can get past the fact that the boyfriend is unemployed.

Who cares, it dosn't make him any less of a person. Maybee he can't work because of his illness.

Yuvi, if you don't mind me asking, what let to your boyfriend needing to get the J pouch?

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A man who farts in church, sits in his own pew.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

Yuvi's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

healty_1,
it was ulcerative colitis. and thanks for your comments!
~yuvi

Nine Inch Log's picture
k 500+ points

so, after thinking about this for a while I understand my TMI comment earlier (i.e. I can explain it). The TMI was not in reference to the bowel problems of your beloved. Rather, it was in reference to the feelings, personal/loving, that were portrayed. I came upon the perception that you are struggling with the situation. you love the man, yet, you feel that he may be too much to take on. Ordinarily I believe that you would have left him, yet, your daughter loves him to death, and he is a good father-type figure.

Who knows really, I just spent 8 hours researching/writing my thesis paper, so I just might be reading too much into this.

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Number One . . . I order you to take a number two.

Number One . . . I order you to take a number two.

C Everett Poop's picture
j 1000+ points

It is a true statement that anyone who flames my post gets an automatic "great comment". What the hell? I thought the story did blow and I said so. I thought it was unreadable and even the part that was readable was a trifling tale of an unemployed bum and a single mother. Big deal. I like more stories than I don't like. You moderators just want everyone to draw a happy face on a pile of shit but I just can't do it.

Anonymous Coward's picture

People of poop world, I must tell the truth. This is an annoyingly maudlin and cloying story with only the vaguest pretense of being a poopreport. Whatsername should save this kind of sappy rambling for her wine-stained "journal" that she writes in while hanging out at starbux trying to look serious.

Double Flush's picture
k 500+ points

I actually agree with CEP this time. Though some people may not like him, he is entitled to his opinion. We should be able to express ourselves, be it positive or negative, without fear of prejudice or stuff like that.

Just for the record books, I liked this story. So what if the main focus wasn't poop? I still enjoyed it.
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FACT: I didn't mind at all how things were set off like this. It looks to me like it was just to set off asides from the main story to avoid making it so confusing. I like the idea.
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Good one, Yuvi. Welcome to PoopReport!

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the log of hazzard's picture
l 100+ points

FACT: This is a touching story, if it wasn't on poop report. Because it is, it DOES blow.

But I would read it if I was reading something else.

Some are born crappy, some achieve crappiness, and some have crapiness thrusted upon them. (Do NOT be the last one)

the log of hazzard's picture
l 100+ points

And by the way, I think I'm the closest one here to understanding CEP's opinions on things.

Some are born crappy, some achieve crappiness, and some have crapiness thrusted upon them. (Do NOT be the last one)

Bowl Clogger Blogger's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Actually, I think I agree with CEP on this one, at least in principle. This story is very derivative of the style of writing commonly found in "chick lit". Read one of Melissa Banks' books and you'll see what I mean. You string together a number of seemingly disconnected vignettes and a story is supposed to emerge. In this case, I suspect that the writer is posting it not because she thinks it belongs on PR but because she's refining it before submitting it in hopes of having it published. The style is nothing new, and just because it has a "colon" angle doesn't make it interesting. Might as well just start any old story you wish to submit, then stick in a few lines about how "I really had to crap, and fortunately there was a gas station up ahead, but it had really disgusting toilets," and then resume your story. Don't worry, you mentioned having to take a dump, so that makes it a PR story. And if you can work in some kind of disability - your own or that of one of the main characters - few people will negatively criticise the story for fear of being perceived as insensitive. In this story, the guy would have been even more of a lovable lout if he had Tourette syndrome. Ha ha! Wouldn't that have made it funny! What a rascal! Besides the other inappropriate behavior, he could swear at the 7 year old and the author could find one more reason to love him.
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Rottenshit's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

actually, I find CEP refreshing. I appreciate someone who doesn't pull any punches or sugar coats things to please the masses. If it sucks, it sucks. thanks CEP

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

Thanks Yuvi. I am so sorry to hear about his condition.

My father had ulcerative colitis, he was one of the lucky ones that beat it.

I think I see the picture as to why he don't work. Anyone who knows about UC, knows that it is a terribly debilitating disease, even life threatining.

Yuvi, I will keep your BF in my thoughts.

My regards.
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A man who farts in church, sits in his own pew.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

C Everett Poop (334) -- 11.17.2006
It is a true statement that anyone who flames my post gets an automatic "great comment".

Nope. Just the super flame-ish ones. Just the very alienating ones. Just the overtly mean ones. Just the extremely intolerant ones.

I think you can have strong (in your case IRON) opinions and yet still state them firmly but politely. See? I just did it.

(*Takes cover*)

Bunga Din's picture
j 1000+ points

Nicely said GGG, I will give you a plus one for that! C.E.P., I believe that's what your pappy down West Virginia way calls a BITCHSLAPPIN', Hyuk Hyuk, Hyuk.

Surgin' General's picture

C. Everett, have you noticed that it's mostly the women who gang up on you and back each other up? Nothing new there! Meanwhile, most of the masculine ones will at least silently support you, even if they disagree with you. I said "masculine", not "male". Don't sheath your saber, CEP. If your words are honest and not abusive, so what if they're not delicately expressed?

Bowl Clogger Blogger's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Thinking about this story, a couple things really bothered me. I looked up some information, and what I found made me believe that this Yuvi's mother is probably right to be "horrified". If I were her mother (okay, her father) I'd probably be pitching a fit about this loser boyfriend being around my grandchild. Here's some information - let's stop just short of calling it "facts" - that you should be aware of when you hear a story like this one (and this one in particular):

• The vast majority of child sexual abusers are members of the child’s family or household. In 70 to 90% of child sexual abuse cases, the abuser is someone the abused child knows and trusts.

• Studies indicate that as many as 20% of females are sexually abused before age 18. For more on this, I invite you to read the report of Prof. Finkelhor of the Univ. of New Hampshire at: http://www.futureofchildren.org/usr_doc/vol4no2ART2.pdf

• It is not appropriate for an adult male to encourage a female child to participate in play in which the child removes her clothing or the male removes his.

• Relapse rates of those in remission from ulcerative colitis are 4 times higher among those with heavy alcohol consumption than those who consume little or no alcohol.

• The author of this “story” registered for the sole purpose of posting the story. She didn’t bother to post a profile for herself, and has commented on only one story on PR: her own. I stand by my previous statement: she posted it only to obtain critical comments that might confirm her belief that the story was publishable.

Fact: This story gives me the creeps. Yeah, sure, I sympathize with anyone who has to have a huge chunk of their g.i. tract removed. But I'll be damned if I'm going to let anyone suggest that this gives the poor sucker a free pass when it comes to the kind of behavior he apparently finds suitable around a seven year old child. And the fact that the mother appears to be nothing more than an enabler makes the story all the more pathetic. (Well, that plus the fact she seems to also be dealing with her own self-esteem issues after her former husband cheated on her.)
The grandmother has every right to be appalled. I'll tell you the truth, if I were in her position I'd really begin to explore the possibility of getting this guy away from the child before anything bad happens. I have no idea what the legal considerations are in this case.
Am I overreacting? Seeing a bogey man where just some lovable alcoholic with a bowel disorder exists? I really don't give a shit if that's overreacting. Anyone who doesn't see what this situation presents is the kind of person who probably starts a lot of conversations with "I would have never guessed he could do something like that....." Right.
And, no, I've never been abused, so please don't think I've got some kind of axe to grind. But I've sure known enough people - women and men - who were abused as children to know that there are certain warning signs that should never be ignored.

I just re-read the first paragraph of this story. No, Yuvi, I don't think I got the wrong impression. What I do think, also, is that you'd better give some thought to what is and isn't appropriate for your child. The fact that you think others might get the "wrong impression" tells me that maybe, just maybe, it's not just your mother who thinks this guy is someone who would look much more appealing in the past tense. Yeah, cute story. I pray for your and your child's sake it doesn't have an ugly final chapter.


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GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

Hmmmn. That was very interesting Just goes to show how different people will see things. Thanks for your take, Clogger; thought-provoking.

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Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

This was indeed a change of pace. Good on you, Yuvi.
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The Dumpster's picture
i 2000+ points

I'm not sure why I missed this story when it first appeared, but, as I was reading it, I was composing a reply in my mind. Then, happily, I came upon Bowl Clogger Blogger's 11.19.2006 comment, which is almost exactly word-for-word what I wanted to say.

Fact: I feel so sorry for the seven-year-old daughter who is stuck with a codependent mother and her loser boyfriend. I would encourage the grandmother to keep careful, careful tabs (AND notes) on this situation, because, in my experience as a lawyer, it has all the makings of a catastrophe.

(Darn it, I HATE it when my anti-serious medicine wears off!)

Lit Crit's picture

Yes, the OP (original poster) has only posted on her own story. No participation in any post but her own. Her last post: one month ago. For those of you who believed that her story was anything other than a cheesy short fiction loosely based on an underlying failed/doomed to fail romance, you're deluding yourselves. Dumpster, had you posted a month ago, you would have gotten it 90% right. The other 10%: the story and it's author are full of crap.

Pucker Up's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

I'm not sure why Yuvi gets dogged for posting only this story and a single reply. Everyone is new at some point, right? (says the new kid)

That said, Bowl Clogger, you hit the nail on the head. My skin was crawling while I was reading this story, but I couldn't put it into words. I didn't mind the format, but I am alarmed for the well-being of the child.

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

It would be nice to hear more from Yuvi.

I personally am curious how her Boyfriend's colitis is doing.

Like I said before. Colitis is a debilitating disease, that can even kill.

Sadly, the root of this disease is currently unknown. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are caused by abnormal activation of the immune system in the intestines. Everyone's Immune system are composed of immune cells and proteins produced by these cells which also defend the body against harmful bacteria, viruses, And other pathogens. So, activation of the immune system causes inflammation within the tissues where the activation occurs. Under normal conditions, the immune system is activated only when the body is exposed to truly harmful invaders, but with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the immune system is abnormally and chronically activated in the absence of any known invader. The continued abnormal activation of the immune systems causes chronic inflammation and ulceration. This is also a genetic disease.

Some of the symptoms include: Diarrhea / bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramps, weight loss, fatigue, fever, vomiting, extreme urgency to defecate, night sweats, and many other debilitating symptoms (depending on how avanced the disease is in the individual).

Worst of all, individuals who have had this disease for more than ten years, are much more prone to colon cancer. The risk factor being 10x to 20x greater than the general population.

Complications of ulcerative colitis can involve other parts of the body. 10% of patients develop arthritis. Others suffer from low back pain due to arthritis of the sacroiliac joints. Rarely, patients develop erythema nodosum, While others suffer from painful, red eyes . As a result, these complications cause the risk of eventual permanent vision impairment. Eye pain or redness are symptoms that require a physician's evaluation. Diseases of the liver and bile ducts can also be associated with ulcerative colitis. An example of this is: Patients with a condition called sclerosing cholangitis, repeated infections and inflammation in the bile ducts can lead to recurrent fever, jaundice, cirrhosis of the liver, and possibly, eventual liver transplant.

I would say that the boyfriend is not a loser. Instead, his full time job, just might be to beat this disease and have more time with his loved ones.

Yuvi, I hope that you and your boyfriend have a happy and healthy 2007, and that his disease goes into remission.
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Well, Pucker Up, maybe everyone's new at some time, but if in a month and a half every one of your posts amounts to nothing more than checking in to see what others are saying about your little story, and if you participate in no other way, it sure creates the impression that your first post was for a reason other than to become involved in the PR community.
Yeah, a person would have to be a jerk not to wish well to anyone with a debilitating chronic illness. But I really don't give a crap how sick you are if you're going to play to people's sympathies to excuse your borderline pedophile/abuser behavior.

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