Ok here comes the poo protocol again curl3d's administration procedure (the Poo-Ga):
1 enema bottle (100 ml) emptied out of contents
baby wipes (great for wiping hands etc)
Try to empty your bowel as much as possible prior to procedure. I get up early (5am) and eat breakfast to give me enough time. I even drink a bit of espresso sometimes just to kick start the stomach but you should probably avoid this if you are not having solid bowel motions.
Get the feces inside the blender as fast as possible after donation. Pour the saline in it as quick as you can because a) it smells less yucky and b) you'll preseve more of the bacteria this way since it will be exposed to oxygen less time while you get yourself ready. Make it about
35% poo and 65% saline. It needs to be easily pourable. Make sure you have covered the feces with saline before starting the blender and mix the feces for no longer than necessary to make the solution pourable (max 20 secs) as this increases the risk for exposing the bacteria to oxygen (as previously mentioned, as oxygen may kill some of the bacteria due to osmotic shock).
Pour the mixed solution into the enema and put the tip back on. Put some vaseline on the tip. Place a towel on the floor and get down on your knees with face down on the floor. Get the enema between your legs and get it into your bum as far as the tip goes. Just be careful and make sure you point it slightly downwards as this is how your colon will be aligned. Squeeze the enema with a long consistent squeeze. Don't let it stay in there after you finished squeezing or it may suck the contents back into the bottle again. Stay in this position for 1-2 minutes and massage left side of tummy gently from bottom upwards. Imagine your colon going from bottom to the left and then up and right (picture: VIEW IMAGE
). Get up and fill up the enema with whats left. Repeat injection procedure. Aim to get 300 ml (I could never empty the enemas completely but almost). Massage tummy from bottom left to upwards (for a minute or two) after injecting second time.
When I first told my doc about
that I wanted to do the FT he said that I would never be able to get the administered solution past the first curve in the colon, I thought I'd be darned if I can't, so time to get a little acrobatic. First, start off by having your bum in the air face down and massage your left side for a few minutes. Then turn on to your left side and massage for a minute or two. Now, the ideal posture would be to stand on your hands right? But I can't do this very well at the moment and it wouldn't be possible to perform any massage like that so instead I put my back against the wall and crawl up with my feet leaving me in a yoga like position with my tummy completely veritical to the floor (VIEW IMAGE
). Massage for a few minutes and then turn to your right side. Perform this whole massage procedure for 30 minutes turning to each side for a few minutes and massaging your tummy.
Rinse all equipment in hot water
Post Edited (curl3d) : 3/21/2012 5:50:08 PM (GMT-6)