What Does My Poop Say?

I put off writing about this because the subject matter is kind of gross, but the question enters my mind, so here it is. *hides face* This is so embarrassing.

Back a little while ago, when Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer at age 43, everybody was talking about simple ways you can watch out for signs that colon cancer might be developing. They mostly said “turn around and look at your poop before you flush it. Does it look bloody or narrow?” This led me to wonder what the heck those of us who can’t see are supposed to do. I don’t think too many of us want to mention this to the doctor unless we know there is something that needs investigating. We certainly don’t want to use one of those apps like BeMyEyes, Taptapsee or Aira. Yuck! It’s not CrapCrapSee or BMYEyes, for crying out loud! Some of us don’t have someone around that we feel comfortable enough to ask that question…gross! So what are we supposed to do?

Thankfully, I did a bit more reading, and there are a few symptoms that we would notice, like strange new bowel habits, abdominal pain, never feeling like we can empty, unexplained weight loss, weakness and fatigue, but I’m still not sure if these ones come later than the ones about the…erm…output. Unfortunately for me, because of the captain, I don’t have anything resembling bowel habits. That’s all I’ll say about that. I certainly don’t have unexplained weight loss, that’s for sure!

Am I the only one who thinks about these things? I probably am.

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  1. I don’t think I spend as much time thinking about it as you do, but it has crossed my mind. All of the easy checks are visual. It seems to me that like you said, by the time you’re experiencing these feelable ones it might already be too late, especially since some of that stuff could easily be confused with other things.

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