Metro- Emily Titterington is believed to have suffered from ‘stool withholding’ and would go for up to eight weeks without using the loo, the hearing was told.
The 16-year-old collapsed at her home in St Austell, Cornwall, on February 8, 2013, and later died.
Eventually her bowel grew so large it compressed her chest cavity and caused the displacement of other organs.
The inquest heard how her life could have been saved with appropriate treatment but she had refused to be medically examined.
Now it may be absolutely ridiculous that this girl was afraid of the toilet, but I'll be damned if I don't respect her. Everyone has things they feel passionately about, but not everyone has the will power to stay strong to their convictions. Me? I can barely hold it in for a moderately long car ride. If I have a couple beers the night before I can't even sniff 9AM without taking a dump. So, crucify this woman for having an irrational phobia, but don't say that she's mentally weak. If I decided today that I was going to stop using the toilet I would be suicidal by midnight for multiple reasons. First of all, when it comes to bowel control this girl makes me look like a new born baby in comparison. I wouldn't last 24 hours with the pain and anxiety that comes with holding it in. Shit, if I had 24 hours to live I would probably spend the first one and last one in the bathroom by choice. Even if my body didn't feel like it needed to relieve itself, I couldn't live without the sanctity of the crapper. Women have spa days, I hit the bathroom for an hour or two. That porcelain bastard keeps me sane. That's where I do my best thinking. You know how people have that certain 'glow' right after they have sex? I kind of imagine that a good shit and a shower gives me the same glow. Clearing the pipes is my way of exercising the demons. Hell, I would be bi-polar before breakfast tomorrow if I got rid of 'me time'.
So, this has a got to be the first time a coroner has turned down business, right? Even a fucking plumber wouldn't explore those depths. This girl is like the shitter tank in 'Joe Dirt'. One wrong move and you'll forever be unclean. They should just light her on fire and use the ashes to fertilize the entire state of Iowa. Just goes to show, when you're that full of shit, an untimely demise is nothing but imminent.
P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't even make it through this blog before the bubble guts got the best of me.