I do know that if Dr. Phil asked that question it would be a lead to one realising it's (the colon) not to blame and how one's thoughts can contribute to the overall distress on the body and colon.
I don't personify my colon as in giving it a name, but I do say "oh my poor gut" if I've eaten something that's given me discomfort or if I'm flaring it's "oh my poor butt" (although more descript
ive), or again more descript
ive to "I hate this!!". I'm not as patient in the moment because of its perceived inconvenience.
I have no problem giving up my colon when it's time although the thought of adjustment is a bit scary..and I know I'd have resentment of having to do so...but I know I'd have support available, so not as disheartening as it would be if I were alone. I'd say good riddance quite easily.
I resent more my body than a specific part....more my genes and did so of my parents. But, what did they know? It is what it is.
I think it's OK to personify body parts unless one really sees it as a separate entity that has it in for its "owner"...then that's a different issue if the two identities cause a problem with one's own existence. I'm talking about
reality, not joking as in artistic expression.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!