I Pooped Myself
Toilets are always just too far away when we need them the most. Heck, my husband has pooed himself after a 2km walk busting from the train station - a very long time ago but still funny as ever! And I quote "I couldn't get the key in the door" hence why he pooed himself - I was advised to mention that part! haha
Now if he teased me and made a joke about me pooing, I'd probably be in a ball crying and completely embarrassed but somehow his pooing is way funnier and grosser than mine!
Accidents are awful and scary
It's a horrible reality, isn't it? It's awful and incredibly scary! Especially as a teenager!
There were times as a teenager that I would be on my way home from school, I might have only been a few hundred meters from my door, but my bum and my anal strength just couldn't cope and I pooped myself. Okay, so this might have happened numerous times and I may have had to spend a lot of money over the years on new underwear...
Would I have talked about it or even admitted to it during the throes of my disease? Hell no!
I now have an ileostomy and have for 11 years now! 11 years of bliss.
My bum hole is no longer stinging on a daily basis from spending 90% of my time on the toilet. However... I still poop on myself all the time! Generally, it's during a bag change and completely NORMAL!
Now it's somehow different! Poo from my stoma is weirdly normal and not gross at all.
Ostomy leaks are no better
Just because I now have an ostomy hasn't made me immune from pooping myself. I've had leaks on planes, trains and even accidentally ripped off my bag when heavily pregnant ( I wear a 2 piece so only the bag came off)! I must mention I was being very forceful in getting my clothes off after a long day and it's never happened before this time!
Today I was changing my bag over my hand basin. Now, as I said before, I'm 11 years in so I can be a little bit cocky it seems... I was standing over my Pj's thinking, I've got this... Silly, silly me.
Everything was going as planned and I was just about to put my base plate on when my tummy grumbled. I naively thought it might just be gas, Ummm no. A poonami exploded out and all over my basin, me and the clothes that I was standing on. Rookie mistake but more fool me. Way to put me back in my place, Mr Stoma.
You are not alone
Investments are important! Find a pair of panties and a small skirt (if you're a girl or a boy who likes wearing skirts ;) and wrap them tightly into a purse. Keep them with you at all times! Maybe even buy some shares in an underwear company for good luck?! :)
What is your comfort level disclosing your IBD to your employer?