The Squatty Potty Saved My Butt
How "The Squatty Potty" Saved My Butt
I'm just gonna lay it all out there...as I do with all of my posts so why should this be any different? Pooping is a fact of life. Well, for some more than others. In my case, it's been a constant struggle.
Until "The Squatty Potty".
I’ve had pooping problems my entire life. By "pooping problems", I mean constipation! I have sometimes gone as many as 8 days without a bowel movement. And when it came time, it was a painful struggle.
My first enema was when I was about 10 years old. I was staying with my grandmother and aunt for the summer and I was having stomach issues and my aunt asked me, “when was the last time you went #2?” I couldn’t remember the last time. She gasped in disbelief and ran to the store to get an enema.
Throughout my life, I’ve tried everything! Sounds weird but whenever the subject of my constipation came up (usually with women) they would always say “oh, watermelon makes me go…try watermelon”. I would then try watermelon. A girl I worked with told me she eats an apple a day and goes like clockwork. Licorice, chia seeds, prune juice, coffee, Metamucil, laxatives, exercise, lots of water, aloe, juicing green vegetables, only eat fruit, chiropractors, sit on the toilet the same time every day to train your body to go at that time...I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING!
People advised me to stay away from foods that bind like cheese, white sugar, white flour, etc.
After I gave birth to my daughter the constipation subsided thankfully, so now I'm more regular but the damage is already done. Hemorrhoids! They cause a lot of pain.
One day last year, I’m getting ready for a bowel movement, sat on the toilet and as it’s coming out I feel this horrible pain. The most intense pain I’ve ever felt. It felt like I pooped out a razor blade.
For the next 5 weeks I was beside myself in burning pain and itching and was praying that I didn’t have to poop. Literally, couldn’t sit without incredible pain. Had to watch TV standing up. Had to work standing up. Car rides were murder. Tried every home remedy known to Google.
Finally went to the doctor and she said it was fissures (cut or tear in the opening of the anus) from the straining during a bowel movement and my hemorrhoids. She prescribed cortisone suppositories and ointment. Thank goodness the medication worked.
Around this same time I was walking through Target, I saw The Squatty Potty. I’d heard about it and agreed with the rationale behind its effectiveness and decided to buy it. It touts that sitting with your feet off the floor and your knees above the toilet takes pressure off the colon and allows for optimal flow of poop.
Plus, poop jokes are funny and the commercial is hilarious.
According to squattypotty.com sitting on a toilet is not as easy for our colon to eliminate because the Puborectalis muscle remains kinked when standing and sitting. The natural squatting position improves our ability to unkink our colon which lets the Puborectalis muscle relax and eliminate.
Makes perfect sense to me!
I tried it and the results are astonishing. No more difficult painful pushing and no hemorrhoid pain. I just sit down, put my feet up on The Squatty Potty, and my poop flows freely.
My husband and daughter use it too. We all love it!
Well, take it from someone who has had pooping problems ALL her life, the Squatty Potty has done wonders for my trips to the bathroom.
It’s almost as if my brain and my colon relax because I know everything is going to come out easily.
No more straining and my hemorrhoids have not bothered me since using The Squatty Potty.
I bought 2 more for our other bathrooms because the entire family loves it. Everyone is pooping better in our house.
Here’s a link to Amazon if you’d like to purchase a Squatty Potty.
Let me know if it works for you too!!
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