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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 10:52: am
First of all, thank you, Marlene!! I try to be sensible while taking or giving enemas. Yes, they can be enjoyable (for different reasons), but they are an invasive medical procedure, something we are doing to our own bodies or to others.
Some other tips I learned from a visiting nurse I had years ago or more recently from a colon therapist:
* To minimize possible nausea during an enema, refrain from eating a heavy meal 2 to 3 hours before.
* Take (or give) small but steady amounts of water or a Gatorade-type drink an hour or so before the enema to address any electrolyte issues.
* If a large volume enema is taken (given), let the patient rest at least 30 minutes between and give small, steady amount of Gatorade, orange juice, etc.
When I was undergoing rehab years ago following my accident, and needed to take enemas and so many meds, I kept a journal. It's nice to have after all these years as a reminder of what to do -- and not to do.
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