Friday, January 11, 2008

Latest Bout With Castor Oil

Yesterday's Castor Oil experience was similar to last Friday's experience, which I described in my January 9th entry. The only difference is the sting wasn't as bad as it was on Friday. The downside is that the undesirable side of it (a lot of time on the commode) also lasted about 5 hours. Tomorrow is my next Castor Oil treatment [I'm having difficulty typing because I'm crossing my fingers!!!] and I'm looking forward to it going quite well.

Hopefully, I will be past this unpleasant part of the Castor Oil treatment relatively soon (and return to the standard "slight stinging" ONCE per treatment), because right now I feel like I'm back in the early days of the therapy when flare-ups were the norm and I would be out of commission all day long, which is what I currently experience with the Castor Oil treatments; the first five hours after ingestion begin with nausea which moves to abdominal cramps with possible nausea, then the next five hours real close to the commode. Not a lot of fun, but something I'm willing to tolerate and as I said, something I hope gets a lot easier much sooner!


  1. I have just the solution for you: keep one (or several!) of the longest novels in the world next to the commode, and hopefully it will distract you from the stinging! Here is a list:

    1) Henry Darger, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion

    2) Madeleine de Scudéry, Artamène

    3) Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu

    4) L. Ron Hubbard, Mission Earth

    5) Madison Cooper, Sironia, Texas

    6) Samuel Richardson, Clarissa

    7) Anthony Powell, A Dance to the Music of Time

    8) Xavier Herbert, Poor Fellow My Country

    9) Marguerite Young, Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

    10) Courtney Thomas, Walls of Phantoms

    11) Alexandre Dumas, père, Le Vicomte de Bragelonne, ou Dix ans plus tard

    12) Robert Musil, The Man Without Qualities

    13) Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

    14) Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy

    15) Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

    16) Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock

    17) Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

    I know what you're thinking: who ARE most of these authors? And can War and Peace really be only the 15th longest book? :)

  2. Wow - that's quite a list. I've been doing books on CD during my coffee breaks. Maybe I'll start to chip away at that list!!!

  3. Another couple of good books for bathroom reading:

    The Yellow River by I.P. Daley


    The Art of Poo by Shitzu

    Stop laughing, I am not funny!