Ostomy Saves the Day in Toilet Paper Crisis!

Lt. Dan
Mar 11, 2020 11:03 pm

Well, I thought I'd never say this but I'm so glad I have an ostomy in a toilet paper crisis. Lol. All we need is some warm water and an old face cloth and we are good to go!!!

By the way, I have an ileostomy not a colostomy.

Mar 12, 2020 1:45 am

What a joke

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Mar 12, 2020 1:47 am

Lt. Dan
Good for you... You must have a colostomy... I have an ileostomy which is an open faucet... I use
1/2 to 3/4 roll per day and live alone... Just sayin!

Mar 12, 2020 6:38 am
Hello Lt.Dan.
Thank you for sharing your take on the toilet paper'crisis'.
MY own perspective is somewhat coloured by my early years when we used to recycle newspapers for the purpose of wiping our backsides. Our family never started using toilet rolls until I was well into my teens and able to earn enough to afford this sort of 'luxury'. Thus, when people describe the shortage of toilet rolls as a 'crisis', it makes me think that they perhaps have not experienced poverty. I grew up being told that there were only three things we actually 'needed' in life,(and for life). These were food - warmth - and love. without these things we were more likely to die. Therefore, if they were missing, we were nearer to a 'crisis' than at any other time.
Just a thought!
Best wishes
Mar 12, 2020 7:00 am

Hi Bill
Yes, I too remember the newspaper days... Problem is, it's hard to get one anymore. Everything is being online... LOL.????

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Mar 12, 2020 12:56 pm

Ha ha, we used the Sears and Roebuck catalog after an initial prep with a red corn cob followed by a white corn cob to check our progress. There was no flush.... but you may not even want to know about that!!!

Mar 12, 2020 1:44 pm

Wow, I was poor growing up but never used newspaper. I do remember going to my stepmother's parents' house in the mountains of Kentucky and they had an outhouse. We were there for a week and I peed outside and held the poop for the whole week. Pretty miserable week! I was just 9 at the time! MMSH, no corncobs in sight! Hahaha

Past Member
Mar 12, 2020 3:37 pm

Hahaha, I was winding my much elder sister up. LOL! Saying if she wasn't one of those common people with a colon, toilet paper shortage wouldn't be a problem. LOL! Having an ileostomy, a small bottle of water will do the job instead... Never been a bag rinser before, but if needs must. LOL!

Mar 12, 2020 6:17 pm

I remember the outhouse and using whatever paper was available - newspaper, brown paper bags. I remember crunching up and rubbing the bag together to make it softer. LOL I don't see what the virus has to do with toilet paper.

Mar 12, 2020 11:20 pm

Yes, a lot of folks don't know you can make your own toilet paper by constantly crunching any paper. Time-consuming but it works.