Our friends Sue Vincent and Mary Smith are both fighting Cancer right now. Both have hit another capital C. I am not talking about chemo nasty as that is. No I am talking about Constipation! Well all I can say is I have been there and it is horrendous! It may not seem like a big health issue but believe me it is. It certainly is not glamorous. So I am hoping to bring a smile to their faces and anyone else in the same or similar position. They have both discussed constapation in the comments on Mary’s blog and Mary has written about it at length, so I am betraying no secrets.
So to any of you who don’t do bodily functions or honesty perhaps this is not a poem for you .
Oh! This bloody constipation
It is causing me such consternation
I try my best eating veg and fruit
But do I shift it, no, I just toot.
Oh! The pain is so extreme
I push and push, grimace and scream.
Just to pass a motion now seems like a dream
The truth is more a nightmare
This dam shit is set on staying there.
I stand, I sit, I squat but the body is not playing
That,the laxative will work soon! I am truly praying!
So I am sending this out to everyone suffering with cancer or any illness or disability. Keep fighting and keep taking the laxative!
Mary and Sue keep fighting!
You can visit Sue and Mary’s blogs using the Links at the beginning of this post.
Female, wife, full time mother and Grandmother. I am not as happy go lucky as I used to be but I am still bubbling along on simmer! I have three handsome sons all grown and flown.The youngest married with a beautiful wife and two sons of his own. Eleven years ago I was working, running a home, driving and socializing then bang in a split second all that was gone. I had an accident at home. I broke my back, not for the first time, I had broken it 10 years previously as well. Unfortunately this time I had broken it really badly and it was truly messed up so I had to have two operations. I was told before each operation that the outcome could mean I spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair. Still as some guy once wrote "I am still standing " yes "better than I ever was " not quite but with the help of a walking stick and as long as I do not stand or sit in one position for too long, I am still standing! Update I no longer use the walking stick . I had lots of friends before the accident but when things like this happen, you loose most of them. Their lives move on and mine stood still and so they left me behind ...I know that is just the way life is but it hurt and always will. Then I looked around and saw those who were still there for me, these friends are the roses in my garden they need to be tended well. They are the diamonds in the dust, I will of been married 50yrs plus this year . Pain and boredom are my enemies now, I have to find different ways to approach life, use my pain befriend it almost...yer right , well that is what they tell me at the pain clinic ROFLMAO ...... if only I could! I have found an outlet for my fears, frustrations and night terrors . I have started writing poetry if that name can be applied to my writing. I hope I do not come over as a moaning winger. I hope I am past all that. I also hope that you might see how the poetry is moving from very dark through the grey and
hopefully in to light ??
I need to update this a little here. I have worked very hard over the years since my accident, I go to the gym regularly, I have a Pilates class and a core class once a week . The guys at the gym and my Pilates teacher cajoled, teased, bullied and encouraged me to abandon my walking stick! :) My back is no longer straight it is C shaped because of the injury and I have lost two and a half inches in height but my Pilates and Core teachers have helped me to stand up as straight and as strongly as possible. Pain and depression are still hanging on my arm but I have weapons to use against them and if I say so myself I cope well.
I have made lots of new friends, real diamonds. I am also very grateful for all the support and help I have encountered here on Wordpress. Hugs and welcome to everyone who visits.
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31 thoughts on “Constipation”
I agree it is horrible. Having IBS it has been my nemesis on too many occasions.
Yup it’s terrible at its worst and awful at its best 💜💜💜
Constipation is not a pleasant thing…
No indeed not 💜
And I read some where women suffer from it the most
I would not be at all surprised 💜
In this modern age, why is there no decent remedy that actually works!
I have no idea and it would be such a great help if there was 💜
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Thank you 💜
I can totally relate! The meds I take with curiously have side effects of constipation AND Diarrhea. Go figure. Luckily (perhaps) the constipation always seems to win 😦
Yes it dam well does dosen’t it and it’s awful I sympathise 💜
Best wishes and prayers to Sue and Mary.
Yes indeed Frank 💜
All the best to Sue and Mary, Willow.
Yes indeed I will tell them , you can too 💜
I take three prescriptions for my blood pressure and one for depression (a side effect of having to take the other three) and learned that a side effect of all of them is constipation, so I can sympathize with your friends.
And me John, it’s a really awful condition especially when your already unwell . I hope you are doing okay ☺️
Doing fine, actually…
Good to hear 😊
Thanks for your lovely comments about me and Sue, Willow. Your poem sums up exactly what it’s like to have constipation. I’m so glad I’m free of it for now 🙂
It’s all true, all the comments show how much you are both thought of keep taking the laxative 💜
No need for laxatives until they hit me with the next chemo dose 🙂
Excellent well be prepared! I am the one suffering right now 💜😂😂
I’m shocked. Yes, please, Mary and Sue, keep fighting.
They will, they will 💜
fun, been there, done that, eventually with flying colours!
Here’s a little reminder on the matter
To Mary and Sue, wishing them well in their battle with cancer. I’m so sorry to hear…. I liked your poem — it’s refreshing to be open about such a common problem! 😬
Thank you Betty I will pass on your love, thank for reading, yes we should speak out about things that make us worse when we are I’ll 💜💜💜