Wednesday, March 31, 2010

No Public Restrooms

Don't you just hate it when you really need to go and you find some establishment in hopes of relieving yourself and then you see a sign on the door that says "No Public Restroom" or "No Public Bathroom"? It has happened to me multiple times. Sometimes I've been able to purchased something small.....like a cookie...and then head to the can. However, that does not always work....especially if they don't sell small stuff. On the other hand, if I'm a customer at such an establishment I feel thankful that they have that sign and not allow homeless dudes to mess up their bathroom. What a dilemma! I guess you can't have it both.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Grossest Picture of the Year

The Oddly Enough blog on Reuters voted this as the grossest picture of the year. The infamous Canadian Toilethead man.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Update on my Lomotil usage

I have previously posted about the medicine called Lomotil (might be called something else where you live) here: http://www.toilet.se/2009/03/lomotil-for-ibs_12.html

Well, I thought I'd post an update. I've been taking this drug on and off now for almost 2 years and have both positive and negative things to say about Lomotil.

Benefits: Lomotil works great in reducing urgency, diarrhea, and anxiety in people suffering from IBS-D. It's effective, not to strong, gentle, and don't have many side effects. I would almost consider it a "happy drug" considering how well it makes me feel when I don't have any IBS symptoms.

Problem: The two only things I don't like about this drug is that my body builds up a tolerance and it's also hard to stop taking the drug.

Tolerancy: If I take Lomotil for a week or more my body gets used to it and I need to take more for it to be effective. I don't have to say why this is a bad thing. To prevent this from happening I take the drug for a few days and then take a break from it when I don't really need it as much. This seems to work in preventing tolerancy but it causes other issues:

It's hard to stop taking it. When I take Lomotil I feel fine but once I stop taking it then I get extremely tired and unmotivated. I guess it's some kind of withdrawal symptoms. This lasts for 2 days and then I'm back to normal.

Despite the issues I've had with this drug the benefits are far better so I will keep taking Lomotil as needed.

Disclaimer: As I said before, please talk to your doctor before you start taking any medications.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Don't defecate in the urinal

So today I go to one of my favorite restaurants and before I sit down to eat I go to the restroom to wash my hands. When I turn around I see a sign saying "Please don't defecate in the urinal" hanging above the urinal. WTF? Did someone really shit in the urinal? After some consideration, I have two explanations: Either it was one of the homeless men who usually roam the shopping center, or it was a tourist not knowing how to use a western toilet.