NEW SQUATTING PLATFORM!!!

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ExJohnson
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   Posted 7/2/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I did it!  I just got my squatting toilet platform in the mail and I am setting it up as I type.  I talked to my doctor and he said this was the most natural way to eliminate, and it's a preventative measure against cancer. 
 
I don't know if you all remember, but a couple of weeks ago a post came out about inoculating people's colon with babies fecal matter, because their poo was cleaner.  Well, this is my step to have a clean colon in the first place.  They have this whole booklet that comes along with it and one of the articles in it deals specifically with crohn's!! I don't believe the hype that siting toilets SOLELY cause crohn's, but it's gotta be part of it, right?
 
Anyways, I'll let everyone know.  I don't know why I'm this excited. 
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
100mg mecaptopurine, 20mg Prednisone, 500mg Metronidazole 3x daily, Darvocet for dessert.


Wolfie40
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   Posted 7/3/2009 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
HUH??
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


Nanners
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   Posted 7/3/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Double Huh?????
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

seconder
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   Posted 7/3/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
A number of studies have shown that squatting is better than sitting on the toilet, and it has been shown to reduce the incidence of hemmorhoids and eliminate them after the fact.  It seems the original poster has found a connection between squatting a Chrons and is adapting his home toilet to allow him to squat rather than sit.

Nanners
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   Posted 7/3/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I got that part. I just put my feet on the trash can to give myself the knee to chest position.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

ExJohnson
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   Posted 7/3/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Nanners,

They gave me this whole booklet saying how that's not the correct way to do it, that it only partially releaves it. There's a lot of physiology involved, on how all those inner valves work.

It's been quite an adjustment for me, but I do feel like I eliminate more throughly now, even after only a day. You can't buy that feeling. I would recommend it, the one I got has a thirty day money back guarantee so that's a plus.

Again, I'm not going overboard saying that this is going to cure my crohn's like some websites claim it will, but I really think it's helping.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
100mg mecaptopurine, 20mg Prednisone, 500mg Metronidazole 3x daily, Darvocet for dessert.


Wolfie40
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   Posted 7/4/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Ya know! I think they got something there. I remember when we would go camping primitive style and if you had to go, you would lean up against a tree in a squat position and have a BM. I remember feeling much better afterwards, probaly cuz I eliminated more than when sitting. Maybe they have something there.
Sorry about the details.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


Nanners
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   Posted 7/4/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't seem to have a problem getting it out with my knee to chest position. In fact, I usually feel pretty good and cleared out afterwards. Hey whatever works for you right??
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed for my anxiety.  Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

ExJohnson
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   Posted 7/4/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Wolfie, that's exactly what a buddy of mine just said, the whole camping thing. I'm still getting used to it, but I think I'm actually feeling better.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
100mg mecaptopurine, 20mg Prednisone, 500mg Metronidazole 3x daily, Darvocet for dessert.


Guilty Party
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   Posted 7/4/2009 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
HMM 30 day money back guarantee... sounds hygenic!

ozonehole
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   Posted 7/4/2009 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Here in Taiwan (and indeed, throughout much of Asia) squat toilets are pretty common, especially in public bathrooms because people would rather not have their bare bottoms touch a seat that is used by many.

But I still have trouble balancing myself over these things. And be careful about what's in your pants pockets or dangling from a belt pouch - the last thing you want to do is drop your house keys or cell phone into the abyss.

cheers,
Robert
Crohn's since 1988
3 resections

Post Edited (ozonehole) : 7/4/2009 3:52:32 PM (GMT-6)


Wolfie40
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   Posted 7/4/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   
We wnet hunting one time and my buddy's dad had to take a dump and he leaned against a tree and dropped his coveralls and tucked them between his legs or so he thought. He crapped all inside the hood and coveralls. You could hear him yelling throughout the woods calling to his son to come and help him clean up. It was the funniest thing that happened that weekend as we all could not stop laughing. His new nickname is Shi**y.

 


Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Protonix,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


MAG102886
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   Posted 7/4/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Is this squatting platform hooked up like a normal toilet that flushes and has water? Sounds pretty niffty. Was it expensive?  Maybe if I get one it will improve my balance for my yoga classes haha.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 22 years old now.
Surgeries:2 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed.
Current Meds: Imuran 50mg, Vitamin B12 (injection), D, and C tablets. Fish Oil Tablets, Cats Claw, Slippery Elm, and Reishi.
 

78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 7/4/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Two things to add:

#1) I have a sturdy, lidded "poop-bucket" that goes in the car with me for any trips. I keep it lined with a plastic bag and keep a roll of TP in there. ALWAYS, at least half a roll. I also keep a medium sized bath towel (for covering up) and a bottle of water (to wet the towel for more thorough clean-up). There have been many instances of me pulling over to jump in the back seat or just jumping back there when the husband drives. I have my feet on the back seat (do NOT wear heels!) and squat over/in the bucket while keeping my balance by holding onto the back of the front seat. It *does* seem to help everything evacuate. Sometimes on the toilet, I'll have to stretch my abdomen up, and/or massage/rub my left side to help things move along. I never seem to have that problem with the poop-bucket.

#2) I just made a bathroom-dash while reading this thread, for some watery diarrhea. TG there was no gas involved, so I had control...but there have been numerous incidents of me racing to the bathroom, desperately trying to get my scrub-pant tie undone and everything pulled down to get on the toilet seat ASAP...and I haven't made it and splashed everywhere. 0_o I cannot imagine being in that much desperation and having to try to get straddled and down the distance to a squat toilet w/out a HUGE mess. I think, if I had a squat toilet installed, I would insist it be like a shower-stall, so everything around it (floor, walls) could be quickly and easily rinsed and sanitized.

*hahaha! I guess I could have used "A" and "B" instead of '#1' and '#2'. <grin>
heidi
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  (asacol, hi-doses pred, colazol, 6MP=jaundice, remicade)  No remission. 
5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's. 
Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and am remaining manageable with 2tabs Immodium and a probiotic capsule every 12hrs.


ExJohnson
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   Posted 7/5/2009 4:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Mag, the platform I got is simply that: a platform that just sits over the toilet. You have to raise the seat and have it just over the commode. It doesn't really instal, it's like a bench that just fits over the toilet bowl.
I am a pre-30yr. old who has been diagnosed with Crohn's for 14 years.  Symptoms change from cramping and weight loss to severe anemia with fatigue and diarrhea. 
100mg mecaptopurine, 20mg Prednisone, 500mg Metronidazole 3x daily, Darvocet for dessert.


Bammer
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 381
   Posted 7/5/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Had to look up "squat toilets' on the internet. Could not quite picture what you are saying and wondered why you couldn't just squat over a normal toilet. (It says you can do that with a little more difficulty.) One website was quite interesting in it's relevance to colon cancer and constipation.

Got the picture now, hope it works for you.



57 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009

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