When you’re living with a digestive disorder like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or irritable bowel syndrome, you may need to use the bathroom a lot at times. So why not make the space as comfortable as possible? Here are some handy items to keep around:
Toilet stool: It may help you position your body to let you poop more easily if you’re constipated.
Slippers: Feet chilly from a cold floor? These can keep them warm.
Magazines: Now’s a good time to catch up on some reading.
Mounted phone holder: This can help you be hands-free if needed.
Phone charger: Your battery may run low from fun videos and other distractions.
Bluetooth speaker: Pipe in music or podcasts. Plus, minimize noises you make.
Medicated rectal cream: It can soothe painful skin. Ask your doctor to recommend one.
Cleaning supplies: Stock up on alcohol-free wet wipes and powder.
Clothes pegs: Hang pants or underwear on these if you need to change, or to keep both hands free while cleaning.
Drawer of extra underwear: Have spares ready in case of an accident.
Disposable gloves and bags: These can help you move soiled clothes to the laundry room.
Small mirror: This can help you check your bottom to see if it’s clean.
Diffuser: De-stress and mask odors with a nice fragrance.