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    Colostomy/SP: any folks out there with colostomy/SP post SCI?

    I am 40 + years post T 5 incomplete injury w upper motor neuron bowel and bladder.So far have managed w standard bowel program, but it gets more difficult every year. Empty my bladder via crede, and am dealing w chronic tunneled wound near rectum from a surgery. Surgeon also suggests supra pubic cath. Anyone have both? thoughts or experiences welcomed.

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    I've had my sp for 25 years. It's so much easier than having to cath. Colostomy I've had 1 1/2 years. There is no comparison to bc. It's like night and day. Two of the best decisions I've ever made.

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    Suggest you do a search on our forums. There have been many discussions about elective colostomy, both for those with SP indwelling catheters and those who manage their bladder through different methods.

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    Crede failed for me after 25yrs.
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    I had both a colostomy and urostomy done at the same time. Got the colostomy due to gastroparisis from pain meds and as a quad, my BPs were the bane of my existence cuz I reqd complete assistance. Now my quality of living is much better...waay less stress and anxiety. Best decision I ever made. Got the urostomy due to constant back to back UTIs from indwelling foley cath. Another good move since I'm unable to self cath.
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    What is Crede? I've had my suprapubic since 1989 and a colostomy since 2005. Right now I'm having a lot of problems with the suprapubic and an infection (actually three infections) overall it's well worth it!
    C4 incomplete since 1985

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    Quote Originally Posted by crppled007 View Post
    What is Crede? I've had my suprapubic since 1989 and a colostomy since 2005. Right now I'm having a lot of problems with the suprapubic and an infection (actually three infections) overall it's well worth it!
    Crede is a technique for emptying the bladder by pushing on the lower abdomen. It is not as bowel emptying tech.

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    Thanks for feedback. It seems mainly positive.I've had a good run for 40 years without inventions, but it may be time to reconsider!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HACKNSACK44 View Post
    I've had my sp for 25 years. It's so much easier than having to cath. Colostomy I've had 1 1/2 years. There is no comparison to bc. It's like night and day. Two of the best decisions I've ever made.
    totally 100% agree a quad freedom no accidents or at least rarely
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    Is colostomy an option being taken up by older para's with SCI as well ??

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