Let’s talk about poop!
Oh no! This is the most disgusting part of my stupid body that doesn’t want to work properly, Sao be warned this post is a bit disgusting, so don’t read if you’re eating! but due to over a year on large amounts of codeine I have had problems with my bowels.
I struggle to go to the toilet, sometimes sitting for half an hour with no success and lots of discomfort. I also get very bad wind and can walk across my office at work making noise with every step. Sometimes it also gets very stinky!!! Highly embarrassing and totally disgusting!!
I decided a while ago to try a colonic irrigation to see if it helped. So I did some research and found the Body Detox Clinic in Newcastle. It had good reviews and looked nice, so I booked up. (I’m so detailed in my research 😜) In the meantime I started drinking aloe Vera gel which is meant to help with bowel problems. I found that within 3 weeks I was able to go to the toilet daily and with no discomfort!! I’ve even stopped taking my laxatives!! And yes previously I was taking 2 bisacodol a day and still not being able to go!!!
So I was wondering, should I just stick with the aloe Vera and let nature take its course, or go get the colonic still?
I decided to go for it, mainly because I’d already paid a deposit, but also I wanted to see if it could give my body a kick start and get everything out in one go. It’s meant to help with energy levels and absorption of vitamins and minerals, so we’ll see how I feel over time.
So I get to the clinic, and the lady who met me was lovely! It’s upstairs with no lift which was not great, but luckily I’m having a good day so managed them ok. She told me about the procedure and we discussed my conditions and she advised I was ok to go ahead with it. I can’t remember her name, but she was a nurse who had been dealing with bowel problems for 18 years and recently retired and does colonics 2 days a week, so I immediately felt more at ease!
The clinic is a bit run down and needs some TLC with the decorating, but the room was nice and the nurse was lovely so I relaxed and went with it.
The actual procedure was weird! That’s the only way to describe it, not painful or uncomfortable, just odd! Having water sluiced into you is a very strange feeling, but the stomach massage to get everything moving was nice.
I didn’t have a lot come out until the end as I was so blocked up! I then spent 20 mins on the toilet when EVERYTHING came out!!! I think I blocked up the toilet! OMG!! 😁
Afterwards I feel a bit bloated, which apparently is normal, but was advised to drink loads of water (the one thing I can’t do as I’m off to the hospital to get some tests for sjorgrens and can’t drink for 2 hours before!!) and see how I feel over the next few days. I’m hoping for a lighter less stuck feeling, and the amount of wind that came out of me had to be a good thing!!!
It was a pleasant experience, and she recommended coming back in 3 to 6 months to get it done again, depending on how I am feeling. I’m going to reserve judgement for the minute and see how it goes over the next few days!
Has anyone tried this? Has it helped?