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[personal profile] next_to_normal
Rather than do another whole "yes I'm still basically dying" update, I will just let you assume that everything is still terrible (it is) and instead copy and paste the following g-chat exchange between myself and [personal profile] per_aspera_ad_astra :

Kelly: here, watch whine about it
i'm sure you have a co-worker or two like this

god the bathroom thing
which is exponentially worse in my condition

Kelly: i can't even imagine
his rant about reply all was pretty emotional, haha

Me: the worst is when you run into them right outside the door
and you can't like, suddenly change direction like you were going to go somewhere else
so you HAVE to go in with them
and then they start talking to you
and keep talking when you go in the stall
and it's already going to be blatantly obvious that you're taking a lot longer than them because you are clearly sitting there waiting for them to leave so that you can poop
but then it's like, they don't want to leave without you b/c you're ~having a conversation
and it's like JUST GTFO
meanwhile my ass is turning purple from the strain of ~holding it in

Kelly: you have really stupid co-workers

Me: yeah
I mean, I don't mind exchanging a "hey how are you" if you're just there to pee and you run into each other at the sink
but for god's sake, you know I have a digestive condition, go away so I can poop
maybe people don't realize that I am ALWAYS there to poop?
I am never not pooping
actually, i take that back
sometimes I'm there to vomit
once, a coworker stopped me on the way into the bathroom to chat and in the middle of the conversation I literally gagged and clapped my hand over my mouth and ran inside

Kelly: omg
yes, your coworkers have got to learn better bathroom etiquette

Me: to be fair, the same coworker was nice enough to offer to drive me home afterward so I didn't puke on the metro
don't be stopping a girl on her way to puke or you might get puked ON

Date: Sep. 16th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
jenna_thorn: Kraken tattoo on torso for gastro posts (kraken)
From: [personal profile] jenna_thorn
Other things that folks who don't have a gastroenterologist on speed dial don't understand ---

I wear silly underwear. The ladies at the GE's office do not sneer at my goofy underwear. They see a lot of boring underwear and my supergirl panties make me memorable. The CT Scan operator was quite complementary of my Mickey Mouse undies, in fact.

But yes, I share your office bathroom issues. Good thoughts, healing thoughts, or at least symptom management thoughts, to you.

Date: Sep. 17th, 2015 07:46 am (UTC)
ever_neutral: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ever_neutral
So the new trial is good for nothing????

Date: Sep. 17th, 2015 09:17 pm (UTC)
rebcake: Joyce with Axe: Not in the brochure (btvs joyce axe)
From: [personal profile] rebcake
Because I am incapable of failing to offer unsolicited advice, here have this:

Try saying, all breezy-like, "You don't have to wait, I may be awhile." It won't always work to get them to skedaddle, but I think there's this weird girls-going-to-the-bathroom-together thing and some people need an out. Is it from dating? From less civilized times when it was dangerous to be alone? Who knows? I just know it's a thing. A weird thing.

All my sympathies, though.

Date: Sep. 17th, 2015 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
boo <3

ugh...why are people so codependent in bathrooms i simply do not get it

*sends you bouncy hearts*

Date: Sep. 17th, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pattisplace
Is it wrong that I laughed at your conversation, even while feeling incredibly sympathetic? I so wish they could find something that works for you! *hugs*

Date: Sep. 20th, 2015 02:11 am (UTC)
mcmegan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mcmegan
People at my work are all over-sharers about everything. Poop is a common topic (both people and animal). Luckily our bathrooms are private- 1 toilet in 1 room. But it was bad during the construction- we're expanding, but they had to eliminate the client bathroom, so there were only 2 toilets for about 25 employees and all the clients. Made for some awkward "you don't want to go in there just yet" warnings.
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