Dear family toilet… :-(

Two of my children have cystic fibrosis. This life-shortening genetic disorder has side effects beyond the primary respiratory problems. One of the major issues is incompletely processed food coming through their digestive system. Fatty foods are the worst. They travel quickly and come out smelling very bad.

Our family toilets have been subjected to daily abuse by this for many years. The insult added to the injury came when I was preparing for my colon screening. The doctor’s office instructions were brief but explicit.

  • Pick up the preparation kit at the pharmacy.
  • Drink Part A with fluids.
  • Drink Part B and be prepared to not move from the toilet for six hours as everything from age 2 gets ejected from your body in forceful contractions.

I am so sorry.


If your furniture, appliances, and other inanimate objects at home had feelings and emotions, to which item would you owe the biggest apology?

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