So I have my first specialist appointment this week. I was thinking about it today and the sorts of things that the doctor will probably ask me and I found myself starting to stress out about how I’d talk to the doctor when I’m there.
I figure he’ll ask me questions about my bowel movements and how my insides are feeling and I was thinking about these things today and kept referring to said movements as “shits”. Shit is a word I use and have always used to describe what it is I do when I sit down on the toilet. Shit is generally considered to be a pretty tame swear word, but a swear word none the less.
When I picked up my sample jars for the stool samples I had to give, the woman at the pathology office said the word “poos”, which I really don’t like. When adults talk to me about “poo” I feel like they’re patronizing me or something. Almost like they’re talking to me and somehow I’m 7 years old.
I don’t use the word poo myself either, so that’s out of the question. Poop is the same, I wouldn’t use that word. Stools sounds too formal and like I think I’m trying to be a doctor, so I really don’t know what word to use at the doctors.
Is it OK to use the word shit to describe or talk about actual shit at the doctors? If I need to talk about how my shits have been is it alright for me to just talk about how my shits have been?
I know this must seem ridiculous right? This is how my brain is working right now. I actually got a bit stressed out about the whole thing.
It’s a bit crazy.