SSecret Squirrel (22-05-2016)
This is so me
When DH and I moved in together I either waited until he went to work to do my business, or I'd ask him to leave and go for a walk down the paddocks!
Now I can go when he is in the house but only if the tv is on really loud, and he promises not to walk up the hallway past the bathroom.
When we got together I actually told him I had a rule he had to follow: Whatever he thinks he heard, saw or smelled coming from the bathroom, he was wrong! He was not allowed to make any bathroom related comments!
I work mostly from home now but when I do have to go to the office I pray I don't have to do #2's at work. I will force my body to go before I leave home, whether I need to go or not! Public bathrooms? No way. Unless there is a dire emergency I just can't do it.
If I'm in a hotel I will put the shower on and pretend I'm having a shower if I need to go.
It's beyond stupid but my body won't go otherwise.
I can't #2 in public or anyone else's house etc. I just can't.
I don't have a problem with going in public toilets, doesn't bother me. Besides I've got no choice really due to slight prolapses, can't hold it in!
DP is weird like that, he will hold on until he comes home unless his 'routine' gets out of whack and he has to go urgently. I was out with him once when he had to give in and go in a public toilet.
I think it's a bit odd to have issues with it and I do wonder if it stems from some sort of shame being attached to it that happened in peoples childhoods. Of course it is a very private thing and I won't go if DP can potentially hear me, and I always put loo paper in the bowl to muffle the sound, but I have no hang ups about going wherever.
In all seriousness, I wouldn't poo at school, when I was a kid, even at infant school. Since developing anxiety as an adult, I've had to get over that. I still have a lot of anxiety issues surrounding doing no. 2's, it effects my life daily.
I have no issue with this myself, but a good friend of mine can't poo when she's on holidays. We camp with them quite a lot and when it's a longer trip (like a week) it gets really unpleasant for her. Her husband said that when they holidayed around Europe in a van for 6 weeks things were very ugly for her! Poor love
I had my gall bladder out in feb 2015 and my tummy hadn't been the same since. I'm off to have a colonoscopy soon as it's getting worse.
I can't Not go at work and I work in a community house with 2 male colleagues and I hate my tummy probs. ( 7x in 1 day last week .. Was a bad bad day !! )
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