“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Yes.  It’s like a rock-solid intestinal blockage tearing slowly through your system toward its inevitable, but bloody excretion, pushed on only by the weight of other, bloated and gaseous masses building up behind it.
― Jay Smith, In Desperate Need of Some Creative Laxatives