Hi everybody, I have come into the group today because I want to ask if anybody else has terrible & painful trouble with their bowels. I have suffered from extreme constipation for ages now & I have had to perform manual evacuations too many times, so my continence nurse has prescribed a system where you have a cone connected to a grenade-shaped container which holds warm water. The cone is then inserted into the anus & when the container is squeezed, it shoots the warm water into the lower bowel, which is meant to cause an immediate bowel movement.
I have performed this today & it was very painful, you can refill the container three times when you're doing this, so I put gel on the cone & inserted it up my bottom but the second time I did it, my anus shut tightly & it was very painful from then on. I have to find a way to use this system because I've tried a lot of different medications to no avail, so if anybody else uses this system & has any tips to share, I would be very grateful.
I try very hard to stay upbeat all the time but my experience today had me in floods of tears & I've got a feeling of despondency that I'm struggling to shake off. Sorry I've had to describe something so personal & private, I understand completely if people would prefer not to comment.
Love & gentle hugs,