a dr. phil question

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damo123
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   Posted 2/2/2008 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
What emotions and feelings do you have towards your colon!!!!!????
 
Do you pity it? Do you sympathise with it? Do you feel sorry for it? Do you get angry when you think of it? Do you resent it? Do you blame it? Or are you indifferent to it?
 
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   Posted 2/2/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't put my colon in a context of a "thing" of it's own but as a part of a whole. So I don't have emotions for it as an individual thing. I resent the fact that it doesn't work right while others (healthy people) go about their daily lives with not even having to think of their bodily habits while it consumes ours. But I don't blame my colon for being dysfunctional anymore then hating my nose for sneezing :)
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   Posted 2/2/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't personify my colon either. It's just part of me that I'd like to keep for a while, but if it becomes too diseased, I'll let it go just as I would a gangrenous leg.
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kb5
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   Posted 2/2/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I do personify my colon. Sometimes i find it easier. Aside from my digestive tract I am a very healthy person. Seeing my colon as something other than myself allows me to not be angry at myself. I don't do this all the time. Usually when i am flaring and getting down on myself. THen i just blame my colon. This diesease is not my fault. i can just say stupid colon and move on. It's my way of compartmentalizing. I am not sure if this is healthy but it keeps me entertained by making up stories staring my colon...makes me laugh. There is no real anger or blame involved but it helps to have somewhere to focus my emotions.
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quincy
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   Posted 2/2/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
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 descriptive), or again more descriptive 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.

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   Posted 2/2/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Ha, Kelly, you see, I never even thought to blame myself! I just blamed the universe, which I already know doesn't give a flying fig about me, and went on. "Why me?" "Why not?" Guess I'm a bit of a fatalist.
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doors12
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   Posted 2/2/2008 12:15 PM (GMT -6)   
My colon is a flashing red squid when upset.
A one way suction, motility, locomotion,
Propels it straightly throughout the oceans.
Much to my regret.


My colon is an electric eel
It shocks and buzzes,
Stubborn to heal,
Though occasionally it dozes.

Whether from alien tissue
From outer space
Alien DNA
From some foreign race

Or from the deepest ocean depths,
With salt and water, electric currents
Sensing by electrolocation,
My cathode, my anode, my desensitization

Forming my gut instinct seizure.



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ediekristen
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   Posted 2/6/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Haha, I yell at my colon a lot... When it's really hurting and I'm out shopping or at work or something, I'll say "Will you just cut it out already!!! Just let me finish what I'm doing and then I'll go to the bathroom! Why can't you be normal like everyone elses' colons?" Haha. Of course I make sure no one is in earshot when I do tongue
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expecting226
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   Posted 2/6/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't hate my colon... I do hate my immune system, though. :)
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UCinGV
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   Posted 2/6/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hahah.. . . "The Colon Monologues"

I feel anger towards my colon.
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Beth75
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   Posted 2/6/2008 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
i never devled that deep into it.......but today I was thinking man what would it be like not to sit here with this horrible gas pain and wait a few minutes for it to subside. I guess for me personally I would just worry about things that don't actually matter (forcing myself to see a silver lining).
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princesa
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   Posted 2/6/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I call mine Colon Pal. Get it?
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relativelyquantum
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   Posted 2/7/2008 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes!

I look at it as a chance for a little one-on-one time with my colon. "Do you feel neglected? Is this why you are acting up? You know all the other organs are proud of what you've done... sure you no small intestine, taking in all the nutrients, but you still get that last bit of water and it ain't easy being the butt-end of every joke. Now cheer up and take it easy for a while." Now, let us all sing, "You are so beautiful... to me...."
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princesa
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   Posted 2/7/2008 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL... I nominate that for the post of the day!
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Therapeutic dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice and Mucosaheal. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal.
 
 


therearemiracles
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   Posted 2/7/2008 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it 's really good to talk to your body and I say "come one colon now do your job and rectum you do your job and intestines do your job" and I tell them I love them b/c I really do love me.

I had the Rocephin shot and 2 weeks of Omnicef, this helped with my bloating and digestion. That was 4/15/07
Had Cipro and Predison for 10 & 5 days, 7/3/07
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Had a shot of steriods for my ear inflammation 8/31
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natural path as of 9/10/07
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