I'm Coming Out of the (Water) Closet

August 19, 2014 9:37 PM

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I'm Coming Out of the (Water) Closet

Poop. Bowel movements. Diarrhea. Constipation. Bloating. Gas. Cramping. Emergency bathroom stops. Courtesy flushes. Hemorrhoids. These words themselves are taboo subjects for anyone to talk about (women especially) and, yet, here I am coming out of the closet -- the water closet, that is.

In my case, blood test for celiac: negative. Endoscopy and colonoscopy showed everything to be "normal" with no signs of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. My doctor had no other choice but to tell me I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and that there's no medical treatment for it. The worst thing to ...

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