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    BP schedule..Is it really necessary?

    When I broke my neck 15 years ago the school of thought was 'bowel training'. In other words if I trained my bowels by keeping them on a schedule then I may eventually go on schedule without assistance.

    Ive always kept a 3 times a week schedule, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday and it really rules my lifes. It seems like those 3 days Im down because I know my evenings are already booked.

    For the past couple of months, just because of interuptions in life, I been thrown off schedule by a day or two. I never break my '3 time a week rule' but I have been forced to vary the days somewhat, with no apparent affect.

    I eat my fiber and drink tons of water daily.

    Im just wondering if varying my days week to week could screw things up?
    C5-6 - 22 years

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    I think it would adjust to your new schedule without problems especially if you do the same regimen but just change it by one day.


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    Myths and more Myths

    Alot of Myths regarding Bowels.. You cant train and untrained a Nurogenic Bowel and Bladder, In other words... you cant condition them one way or another so normal rules for the most part do not apply. I was told by top SCI specialists that I could take {rune Juice and whatever I need to help my bowels move and did not need to worry about it becoming conditioned to go only with stimulation? The reason is: You cant train something that is untrainable. Yet, I always read on this site.. to be careful of training your bowel??? Again, normal peeps conditions and rules of operation do not apply to us... for the most part. That’s the advise I was recently given and it makes total sense to me?
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    I usually do every other day but occasionally I skip a day for various reasons, then just resume the 2-day schedule after. I haven't had any problems yet. YMMV (your movements may vary).

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    I agree with Mike. In all my years of paralysis, I've never had control of my bowels.


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    I think most bowel programs are to prevent accidents while reminding yourself to take time to empty your bowels before they empty themselves [in public]. Not a lot of training involved. Plus it's a great excuse if you want to get out of going to some social event ... hmmm "I'd *so* love to come to your little get together but I really can't make it out that night -- it's the night I do my bowel program ... "
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    Mine's been every three days since rehab. If I ate more, I'd probably need a different schedule, but I eat so little (ever since the abdominal pain, constant full feeling, and no sensation of hunger) that this schedule has worked fine for 26 years. It ain't broke, it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike bauer
    Alot of Myths regarding Bowels.. You cant train and untrained a Nurogenic Bowel and Bladder, In other words... you cant condition them one way or another so normal rules for the most part do not apply. I was told by top SCI specialists that I could take {rune Juice and whatever I need to help my bowels move and did not need to worry about it becoming conditioned to go only with stimulation? The reason is: You cant train something that is untrainable. Yet, I always read on this site.. to be careful of training your bowel??? Again, normal peeps conditions and rules of operation do not apply to us... for the most part. That’s the advise I was recently given and it makes total sense to me?
    very well said mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike bauer
    Alot of Myths regarding Bowels.. You cant train and untrained a Nurogenic Bowel and Bladder, In other words... you cant condition them one way or another so normal rules for the most part do not apply. I was told by top SCI specialists that I could take {rune Juice and whatever I need to help my bowels move and did not need to worry about it becoming conditioned to go only with stimulation? The reason is: You cant train something that is untrainable. Yet, I always read on this site.. to be careful of training your bowel??? Again, normal peeps conditions and rules of operation do not apply to us... for the most part. That’s the advise I was recently given and it makes total sense to me?
    I agree to....very well said Mike
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    I go every other day too for couple years now, it works for me.
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