Say hello to the unlucky punter who only shat once a month

Ever been at ya mates house and needed to shit so bad but you're too embarrassed so you hold it in for what feels like a fucking month but it's really just two hours until you get home?

Well, here's a story of a guy that actually would hold his shit in for a fucking month.

The unfortunate man who remains unnamed, had a condition called  congenital aganglionic megacolon, or Hirschsprung's disease. This happens when nerve cells within the colon don't develop right, making it hard for "waste" to pass through.
 

He was apparently a very healthy baby, until he reached the age of one and a half where he started experiencing extreme constipation.

From this constipation his bowel would then swell and by the time he was 16, he would last a whole month with little to no bowel movement at all. 

Due to the nature of his condition, and it being in the 1800's, surgery was too risky. So he opted out of help and at 20, joined an exhibition where he was called the 'Balloon Man' due to his then extrememly enlarged abdomen. 

Photo credit: The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Photo credit: The Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Unfortunately, the man passed away at the age of 29, reportedly found dead on the shitter whilst desperately trying to go. 

After he died, surgeons removed his colon and the excrement it held  weighed a whoppin' 18kg. Crikey!

RIP man, taken too soon by the porcelain throne.