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    Bowel program 3 times per week?

    I think I recall reading about doing bowel care 3x per week, but I couldn't find the thread(s.) Is such a schedule acceptable?

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    i do mine every other day.. before my accident i went every day so why would i let my poo sit in me? u can choose. do it every day, do it every other day, do it 3 times a week, w/e u feel comfortable with. just find one that works for you. make sure ur not having accidents and not getting AD
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    I've always done it 3x a week. No problems here.

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    We do Davids every third day, tried every other day but there wasn't much and he got a lot of butt snot.

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    3 times a week

    There is a whole school of thought from the Virginia area I believe M,W,F no weekends. They love it...I would too only a little nervous to try it...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan View Post
    I think I recall reading about doing bowel care 3x per week, but I couldn't find the thread(s.) Is such a schedule acceptable?

    Thanks,
    back in 1978, we were trainned on every third or fourth day.
    so many years i did every three days, and years at every fourth day, 3 seems like not long enough, and 4 was sometimes too long, i like my weekends free for riding and traveling, so about 10 years ago i went to tuesdays and friday am, been great
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    It is no problem if it works for you. For a long time the approach to setting up a bowel program was to base it on what bowel habits were before the injury, and that seemed like a reasonable approach. In discussing the issue with a couple gastroenterologists, they pointed out that the normal range between bowel movements is from twice a day for some people up to about every 5 days (hard to believe!). Most SCIs I know have always introduced a "convenience factor." I think most that I know are on a 3x a week schedule and a significant number twice a week. I have done mine every third day for most of my sci life and it has worked very well for me.
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    i go about every 4 days. no bp. i was a 1x day or eod pre sci.
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    Quote Originally Posted by new dimension View Post
    There is a whole school of thought from the Virginia area I believe M,W,F no weekends. They love it...I would too only a little nervous to try it...........
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    I would like to add that before old age and retirement, I was traveling/flying around the country quite a bit and found that I could do my bp a day late or early without problem. Some of us at least are a lot more flexible than we think. The only way to find out is to try. As the docs pointed out, there is a lot of variation between people with regard to bowel size, eating habits, metabolism, etc., and when it comes to a bp, it is really not a one-size fits all situation.
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