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  1. Gary 06/09/2017 / 9:13 am

    Hello,

    my name is Gary. I am 24 and a survivor of encopresis. all throughout my childhood, I had issues with poop. I can remember as far back as 5 years old, having accidents, while all my other friends were well past potty training. I had the problem till about age 13. It was a constant source of embarassment and there was a lot of teasing, as well as parental punishments such as spankings, regular underwear checks, and threats of being put back into diapers, or having an adult threaten to show your poop filled underwear to all of you’re friends! Not to mention the myriad of adults clucking their tongues and shaking their heads, while saying “he’s way too big for this!” To me, poop was the enemy! I just couldn’t seem to keep it out of my pants, no matter how hard I tried. I became a master of hiding my soiled underwear in various places such as in the back of my closet, and behind my bed. Sometimes i’d ditch my stained underwear when I went away to summer camp! If any counselors in 2017 find a pair of poopy underwear in bunk 15, those are mine! LOL Anyway, i am finally beginning to be more comfortable talking about this. Websites like yours are so important. Young people need to know that they are not alone, and there are millions of us who fought and won the battle with poo. Keep spreading your message and be a beacon of hope for those who are suffering. As a kind and wise therapist once told me, when I was young “There is freedom from the stinky menace of the “enco monster.”

    • naturegirl015 07/10/2017 / 2:43 am

      Hi Gary,

      How are you? Thank you for taking the courage to open up and share your story, and another member of the Encopresis family. You are not alone. I understand how you feel, as I went through a similar experience on my journey. Thank you for your encouragement and support. Are you able to e-mail me: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com , as I am interested in hearing more about your story, in private. Are you on Facebook? Where in the world are you from?

      Take care and keep in touch,

      Dimity
      http://www.themagicwithinus.com

  2. Julian Rice 29/03/2017 / 8:45 am

    Hello, I’m eleven years old, a survivor of encopresis, and an engineer. So far, this blog has been really helpful. For all of the parents here (or kids), kids LOVE to make fun of someone when they can, so when “_____ poops their pants…” or “____ wears a diaper” comes up; as a kid, you just have not be too self conscious. As kids or parents, don’t put up with doctors or therapists etc. that will criticize or doubt your parenting. It’s not their/your fault! it is a medical condition, not their choice! Who would want to sit in their own poop all the time. Patience, belief, and diligence are key to one-upping encopresis. Most people won’t understand what you’ve been through, but other “survivors” know what it feels like. One thing that encopresis gives you is EMPATHY; the power of understanding other’s suffering. And parents, PLEASE don’t make your kid wash their own underwear.

    – Julian Rice; former encopresis victim and future aeronautical engineer.

    • naturegirl015 29/03/2017 / 3:37 pm

      Hi Julian,

      How are you? Thank you for taking the courage to open up and share your journey. Thank you for your wise words and reading my blog. I am happy that you find it useful and informative. Keep me posted on your adventures, here (or on Facebook) and/or e-mail: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com

      You are not alone. Take care and always dream bigger!

      Dimity

  3. Inbar Gabay Zada 02/05/2016 / 2:38 am

    Thank you for sharing. You are so brave for writing about this. My son has encopresis and he is the most wonderful boy in the world and I want to know how to be there for him and how to help him. This is the first blog that I am seeing that discusses Enco from the perspective of the person who has suffered through it and survived (yay you!) and not through the eyes of the “frustrated parent”.
    This is a special gem. It gives insight into the world of Enco and reminds me of the pain and frustration that my son goes through and not ‘just mine’,
    I haven’t read everything and would love to read about how you started your journey to being able to feel the need to go to the bathroom–
    Thank you!!!

    • naturegirl015 03/05/2016 / 2:00 am

      Hi Inbar,

      How are you? Thank you so much for your comments and feedback. You are not alone anymore, and your son is a very special and awesome boy! Feel free to check out and read my blog posts, and subscribe to keep up to date with me including progress on the book. Thank you for your topic suggestions, and if there are other questions or comments, then please let me know. Here is my e-mail address if you want to contact me privately: naturegirl015admin@themagicwithinus.com

      There is light at the end of the tunnel. Encopresis is not forever. Stay strong and keep in touch,

      Dimity

  4. Summer 30/09/2014 / 2:09 am

    Hello. I have a seven year old son with encopresis. I have tried everything I can think of to help him with this. We have been dealing with it for about three years and he seems to be getting worse. He was recently diagnosed with encopresis, being impulsive, and a very strong willed child. My greatest concern is not handling his condition properly. What are some things that help you overcome this? I’m so afraid of handling this the wrong way and adding to his suffering. Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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