Vent away. In some way or another we all understand what you are going through. Life is difficult enough as it is, then you throw in IBS and we have to be even stronger and more resilient. This may be a difficult time but you can do it… Remember, what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger. Just don’t forget to make a little time for you. Take a bubble bath or use any free couple minutes to put up your feet and tell yourself you can do it.
Lets say you don’t get the house immaculate or you can’t seem to blow the entire driveway – what’s the worst that will happen? It’s OK to not be perfect. Just do what you can.
As for TOM, take some Advil or Midol if your gut can handle it. You may even want to try those sticky heating pads (since you won’t have time to be connected to an electric one).