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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    As far as mirror use, I try to use that only when teaching the technique, and not for long term use. We put the commode chair over a chux on the floor (no pan, not over the toilet) and prop a large mirror on the floor so you can look down into the mirror and see the anal area. Practice this way until you can reliably get the dig stimmer or suppository inserted into the right place, then move to having the commode over the toilet with no mirror at all.

    Both the suppository inserter and the digital stimulator should be lubricated for use.

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    I didn't know most sci put the suppository in while up in commode chair. I put mine in while in bed, wait for 15 mins and then get into showerchair.
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    No, see my message above. Most insert in bed, but some prefer it to while on the commode, esp. if you lack triceps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    No, see my message above. Most insert in bed, but some prefer it to while on the commode, esp. if you lack triceps.

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    Ah I see. I have some triceps probably why I think its easier to do in bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    ...As far as mirror use, I try to use that only when teaching the technique, and not for long term use. We put the commode chair over a chux on the floor (no pan, not over the toilet) and prop a large mirror on the floor so you can look down into the mirror and see the anal area...
    (KLD)
    A webcam works well for me. Easier to look at the monitor (up close, and zoomed in) than a mirror (further away).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnvrdave View Post
    A webcam works well for me. Easier to look at the monitor (up close, and zoomed in) than a mirror (further away).
    I've figured out how to make do with a mirror but thanks for all the suggestions Dave.

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    How to use suppository inserter

    So, I was trying to use the suppository inserter...but, the suppository crumbles apart when I try to place it out the tip. What am I doing wrong-the suppository goes on the tip right? The instructions are minimalist with details too.

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    The suppository goes into the hollow area of the tip, and then is ejected into the rectum with the spring mechanism when you push upwards with the handle:

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    Quote Originally Posted by underthesun View Post
    So, I was trying to use the suppository inserter...but, the suppository crumbles apart when I try to place it out the tip. What am I doing wrong-the suppository goes on the tip right? The instructions are minimalist with details too.
    Be careful and I have a friend who was doing his and caused a lot of dammage and bleeding inside his rectum. He ended up getting a colostomy and is liking it.
    search Care Cure for Bigsky50 and you should find the thread. he could answer other questions for you as well.

    Good Luck
    Stevie P

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    The suppository goes into the hollow area of the tip, and then is ejected into the rectum with the spring mechanism when you push upwards with the handle:

    (KLD)
    Thanks SCI nurse..As I was doing my bowel program today, the possibility occurred to me that yesterday, my attendant had accidentally placed each tool back into the wrong package. So yesterday, I mistakenly used to inserter as a stimulator...no wonder it wasn't going in easily. ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieP View Post
    Be careful and I have a friend who was doing his and caused a lot of dammage and bleeding inside his rectum. He ended up getting a colostomy and is liking it.
    search Care Cure for Bigsky50 and you should find the thread. he could answer other questions for you as well.

    Good Luck
    Stevie P
    yeah, I'm being extra cautious. I guess it doesn't help that I used a suppository inserter as a stimulator yesterday.

    I'll definitely check out bigsky50's thread....thanks! But, I suppose having a stoma already for emptying my bladder would rule out a colostomy.

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