I have been keeping something from you all and I can't do it anymore, it is something that I promised not to do and it is something that I will not do again. As you know at the start of the year I was very constipated, I was finding life pretty tough and very uncomfortable. After stressing about it I spoke to my MS nurse and the continence clinic they it was decided that I would try Peristeen. I am not going to go into detail about it all but I wanted to let you all know that if this applies to you - there are things out there that can help. This quote helped me decide to own up about it..
'Bowel Problems: Take a 4 day dose of an anti-diarrhoea medicine followed directly by a 3 day dose of stool softeners for a minimum of 3 weeks, at the end of 3 weeks sit down on a hard uncushioned chair and stay there
till tears appear.'
There are things out there that can help, and if it improves your life even just a little then it is worth doing it. Psychologically it was really tough to accept and to envisage having this in my life, but once I had done it just once all that worry and stress went away. It improves my life 10 fold and isn't hard to do, isn't as time consuming as sitting for ages and not able to go, and because I am finally able to clear out the toxic waste I actually feel more energetic, free to do things without worrying and generally healthier.
I went off to Westfields shopping centre today with The Man and I didn't panic, which for me is very good, I am not the bravest, but I am getting better and better at it. We got some pressies and cards for the month of March which is good, and every organised. We had dinner late so we are sitting out and making sure that it has had time to digest a little before heading straight to bed, which means you folks get to humour me. Sorry!
Right, I have to give up though, or I am going to end up falling asleep here on the couch, on the man.