How Can I Silence My Gas :( ?
September 3, 2012 10:14 AM Subscribe
I'm a 21 years old girly-girl going into my junior year of college. I had a 'simple' surgery in November go horribly awry, leaving me on bed-rest for weeks, and initially fully fecally incontinent. I had to leave the semester early to recuperate, and took the spring semester off, and haven't interacted with my peers since I left. I am supposed to start school again on Tuesday. I'm largely better, and certainly out of diapers. Unfortunately though, gas still passes through me totally freely, and I'm absolutely petrified at the thought of being flatulent in quiet classrooms and lectures, etc. The noise is my only concern. Does anyone have any suggestions for ways I can silence my gas?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I know that it's a shallow concern, but I have really never been able to come to terms with my digestive system the way that other kids I know have. I've always prided myself on being poised and collected, and very in-control. It's not a dietary issue - I don't think I'm any more flatulent than anyone else - I just don't have the sphincteral control. I go to a prestigious liberal arts college, and my classes generally have no more than a dozen students in them, often half that, so there's no safety in numbers. I'd really appreciate help! I could not be more anxious.