September 15, 2010
You know you're going to have a great day when..
...your toilet basically explodes all over the bathroom. Yep, that's how my day started out. It all started when I went upstairs to vomit. Yes, I still average a vomit episode about once a day. It really comes up out of no where. I'll feel just fine, eat a meal and then 1-2 hours later, I'm running (i.e. waddling) to the toilet. That's what happened this a.m. I figured after I emptied my stomach of my entire breakfast that I'd turn on cartoons for Isaiah and I'd take my shower. He'll sit and watch tv for 20 minutes and I can get ready for the day. Since we live in an old house and have old house plumbing, I didn't flush the toilet right away because I didn't want scalding hot water for my shower, and it takes forever for the temperature to go back to normal. I jump in the shower, it felt great and then I get out feeling refreshed after a long night of tossing and turning. I then flush the toilet. Here's where it got really ugly. I guess I hadn't noticed the water level wasn't where it normally is because, well, I was in a hurry to just get there in time. It started rising and I realized it was clogged. Usually the water level will fill just to the brim or maybe go over just a little. But that wasn't what happened. It just kept coming and coming. Not only did it cover my entire bathroom floor with water and vomit, it was apparently clogged with feces and toilet paper, so that was all over the floor. So there I am, standing stark naked, 34 weeks pregnant, on the verge of panic because the nasty water just keeps coming. I didn't know what else to do so I piled my bath towels on the floor to soak up the water. Then I ran out of the bathroom, trying not to cry. Didn't work. The smell was awful. I then had to figure out how I was going to clean it up. Ok, so I've had every bodily fluid on me: blood, urine, feces, vomit, sputum, amniotic fluid, breast milk, you name it, I've worn it. But this was more than I could handle. After a few hours I finally got up the stomach to clean it up. I wanted to wait until Husband got home, but it would have been hours before he got home and this wasn't just a case of a messy bathroom, it was unsanitary. I also considered calling a maid service, but I quickly realized I couldn't do that and they probably wouldn't clean up a mess like that anyway. So it was up to me. I had to throw some of my towels away because they had chunks of stuff on them and I just couldn't deal with that. Then I used bleach cleaner and went to town. My bathroom is now nice and clean and sanitary. I had planned on cleaning my bathroom today, but I hadn't planned on a mess like that. Hopefully tomorrow will be better, with no exploding toilets.