When Irrigation Does Not Go To Plan
WHEN IRRIGATION DOES NOT GO TO PLAN.
For years I have successfully irrigated and I am an enthusiastic advocate for people to try out this procedure for themselves as it frees up the daytime hours from the potential tedium of having to manage bags/pouches or whatever you like to call them and finding facilities which are either unsuitable or often non-existent when we need them. `I note that all my previous posts have been very positive about irrigation and I want to make it clear that I still feel this way, in spite of the fact that sometimes things can occasionally come amiss.
Below I will share what happened to me yesterday and today and perhaps shed some light on some of the minor things that don’t quite go to plan.
Yesterday, I irrigated as usual and, unusually, had very little output during the irrigation process. This should have set off warning bells in my head, but I just thought it was because, through splashback, I often lose a lot of liquid and maybe that was all there was that went in. I was completely wrong in my assessment of this situation, in that after I had gone almost the 24hours without any problems, I began to have rapid and copious output. I only had a plug in situ and this did nothing to keep the flow at bay. Fortunately, I had a hernia belt on, which captured most of it, but ruined the belt. By the time I had Irrigated again tonight, the output was about as much as I would have had in two nights. Now I only have tentative guesses at why this might have happened but It is worth remembering that even with the best procedures and the best of intentions, things don’t always go to plan.