Flower, I drink a small glass of juice when I get up in the morning, and then eat about
3 to 4 prunes before I eat my breakfast.
I then repeat the process in the evening, eating a few prunes before supper, and they drink another small glass of juice right before I go to bed.
You may find that you will have to adjust this for your own needs. I would rather be a little loose than too hard for a good bowel movement.
I also noticed that I had a bowel movement every day since I started doing this, and believe this is healthy for you.
Look up the Prunes on the web and check out the health benefits. I think they have no fat in them and or sugars, so you will not have to worry about
gaining weight by eating them.
I stick three of them in one side of my cheek and bite and suck the goodness right out of them as long as I can. Good Stuff!
There is one other member here, that has praised the benefits of these little treats, but I will let her speak for herself on the subject.
Also, I believe there is a difference between a laxative and a stool softener. Colace is another good brand to use, and I think they make both a Laxative and a stool softener.
Go to your pharmacist and ask them, or look it up on the web for more information on it. There are other foods that promote a gentle laxative, and I thought it was some sort of squash you can cook,
but it just slips my mind at this time. Maybe one of the other members here can recall, what I'm trying to remember.
Always one more thing to bring up! When I had the toilet seat extender after my surgery, I found that grabbing the side arm rest, and pushing up with my arms and taking the weight
off of my body, seemed to make having a bowel movement much easier. My sister just had back surgery, and said she had found that to be true as well.
I know it sounds funny, but if I had my way I would have this as a permanent fixture in my bathroom. Toilet's are just too low to begin with (IMO) and it would be nice if they were about
4 to 6 inches higher
with arm rest. Laugh all you want, but until you have used one, you wont understand.
I hope I have not bored you all with this little piece of advice.
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/5/2010 9:58:56 AM (GMT-6)