John Davis Posted April 8 Share Posted April 8 I am among several here who are fecal incontinent. Those here are the "survivors" - those who have managed to cope with that form of incontinence. Unfortunately, many have not and tend to isolate themselves from society and avoiding all social contact. A few years back I was shocked to read a 2016 JAMA article that reported a survey of patients hospitalized with serious conditions who listed fecal incontinence as being a state worse than, or equal to, death.😱 Now, that was not a survey of the general public, but it does reflect the very negative attitutes toward bowel incontinence held by many. Many newly FI are reported in medical studies to have had suicidal ideations. It is unclear how many attempted suicide. For myself, I admit that I had very negative views before actually becoming FI and learning to manage it somewhat effectively. How do you think the public views fecal incontinence? For that matter, how does your family and relations view FI? --John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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