Yes, this is a true news story. My friend Cassandra sent me this Yahoo! article about a woman who decided to sit on a toilet for two years. For these two years, her skin continued to grow to the point where her butt became physically glued to the seat and her legs “atrophied”.
The 35-year old woman from Ness City, Kansas decided one day that she didn’t want to leave her bathroom, so for some reason her boyfriend decided he’d bring her food and water every day. According to him, he’d ask her to come out every day, but she always refused. Is she mentally ill or disabled? That’s yet to be determined. Did her boyfriend keep her there? Police are considering pressing charges, but as Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple says, “She was not glued. She was not tied. She was just physically stuck by her body.Â It is hard to imagine. … I still have a hard time imagining it myself.”
The woman’s skin had grown around the toilet seat. “We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital,” Whipple said. “The hospital removed it.”
This is just a really weird case. I can’t even imagine sitting in one place for two years. Even the most mentally disabled person capable of moving their own body would become fidgety after a short while, let alone a span of years. How could you sit there for years and let a toilet seat grow around your ass? And why would the boyfriend not call anyone sooner? I just don’t get it.