4 years ago
Monday, April 26, 2010
Speaking of constipation...
(Disclosure) I realize that some of my posts may be TMI. Here's the thing, Endo is not pretty. Believe me in other contexts, I wouldn't get into all of this with random people.
But this is my blog about living with Endo & I've got a tip worth sharing. Especially if you are a bathroom reader like moi.
One major consequence of my Endo is that my bowel is entangled with my uterus. Bowel movements are often excruciating.
Now, I have always been one to read while I sit on the commode. It runs in my family. Actually, it's more like I have to read in there. I'll make do with a shampoo bottle or soap dispenser if nothing else is available.
Anyway, here's my tip. I started doing sudoku puzzles on the potty. It helps me focus on something other than the pain. I don't have time to suffer, I have an important goal to complete. This is tricky work folks, one wrong number & you screw up the entire puzzle!
I discovered finishing my business and completing an easy level sudoku, often time up the same. Sometimes it takes more than one.
I keep my small book with attached pencil on the shelf in our bathroom. Oh, and I keep my big fat book in the living room with the other magazines.
...I guess I really like sudoku. It's something from my "normal" life I can still do.
Here's a link to a free sudoku site, if you want to play. Here's a description of how to play, in case you need some tips. If you have this predicament, maybe a sudoku might distract you too.