Terminal Lance #475 “Bootcamp: Backed Up”
May 30, 2017
Interesting things happen to the human body when they go to Marine Corps bootcamp.
Your head will be shaven, you’ll be sick as hell for the entirety of your stay, and women even lose their periods for the span of three months upon arrival.
One of the things that usually goes unmentioned though, is that you will likely not shit for at least a week upon arrival to MCRD.
I didn't poop for like four days when I went to Boot Camp.
— Maximilian Uriarte (@TLCplMax) May 26, 2017
It seems I’m not the only person to experience this. For whatever reason, boot camp scares the shit out of you for at least a week or two.
Mostly, I think I was just terrified to try and get up and use the bathroom without getting yelled at by a sweaty dude in a campaign cover. I remember specifically not shitting until the nights settled down, as the first few nights of arriving to your platoon are filled with screaming Drill Instructors and sad ass fire watch recruits getting hazed hours into the morning. Once things finally quieted down, I snuck off into the bathroom, finally able to unload my bowels into the poor, doorless toilet bowl.