I have had long periods of time when I literally could not even look at my waist in a mirror.I have a great support group at the United Ostomy Association (uoaa.org), but I have not yet been able to figure out how to tell people about my condition without grossing them out completely.
I have made some valuable friendships during these last few years, but I cannot tell my friends everything.What’s even trickier is that something might be fine to eat today but terrible to eat tomorrow.The connection between foods and flareups is complicated. Someone with IBS-D (IBS with diarrhea) may have 10 or more bouts of loose stools a day -- even with medication. A third of people with the disorder say they stay away from events that don’t have nearby bathrooms. However, guys in North America are less likely to tell their doctors about it than fellas from other continents. People with IBS often map out the location of public restrooms before they leave the house.