Well this is my first official blog post, on my own blog site. Hooray!
I have decided that my first blog will be about poop. Yes, You read that right.
First of all, I think that poop should be a topic more discussed about. It shouldn’t be so taboo. It’s something we humans experience in our daily lives. So I actually plan on writing several blogs about poop.
Now this could mean I will not have any more readers after this post. But it’s a risk I am willing to take. I believe people are generally interested in the topic of poop. If you are, please keep reading my posts.
For those of you who are completely appalled that I am writing about poop, please check out other blogs of different subject matters like: decorating house or paleo food recipes. This blog, is probably not for you.
Okay! So here we go! Poop! It’s such a FUN word to type.
This blog is about my poop anxiety.
Yes, I have poop anxiety. What this means is, that if I need to go ‘number 2’ in another bathroom that is not my own, I generally will get SO stressed about it that I will not be able to go.
I have traveled a lot. I have many stories about needing to poo… and then poop anxiety.
However, my most recent episode of poop anxiety started to flare up in my own bathroom.
Lately, my toilet and Samara’s toilet haven’t been flushing properly. For about the last two weeks our two toilets have been communicating to each other with special sounds. Our two toilets literally talk after we flush.
For example. Samara is in her bathroom. She flushes. Normal, right?
I am in my bathroom, doing my dootie… and my toilet just randomly starts to splash its water around, making throw up noises. NOT so normal, right.?
Every time I hear and see my toilet water coming to life after Samara’s bathroom flush, I think, “Oh my. What is happening?? Is her feces going to spew up into my toilet!!???????”
That is so gross to think about, but are my honest thoughts. This has created poop anxiety inside of me.
The second issue I have is that my toilet is no longer flushing all of my poop in one flush. Now, I know this sounds not so bad. Like okay, Tracy, you can just flush it again. But mine is an ancient of days toilet that takes about 15 minutes to refill with water. So I have to shut the lid, (courtesy to others) hoping that I will remember to go back to flush for the second time. Surprise to another if I forget.
And even with the second flush, residual stool still sometimes remains. It’s just NOT all going down! EVER!!
These two factors have caused me to experience a lot of poop anxiety.
I want my toilet to have calm and peaceful waters
I want my toilet to eliminate ALL of my poo in one flush.
I want a fresh, clear bowl of toilet water when I enter my bathroom.
So last night, my wonderful husband spent hours trying to cure my poop anxiety. He did so by running back and forth between the 2 bathrooms, pouring buckets of water and drain-o down, plunging, and literally sticking his arm down the poop hole. We hope that my desires will soon be realized.
We shall see.