Thank you for your repsonses. At first, I thought this post had been removed from the forum and had created a not-so-nice post because of it. I hope that I can remove it.
I am here in Texas visiting my mother. I normally work in a remote location. I found the reference for the colonics clinic on this site (in Houston). Since the other place in San Antonio used open systems, I chose to go to Houston for a closed-system colonic.
I don't know what to do now ...
Previously, I had one BM once every 8 days (I did not know this was unusual until this year - I am 37 years old). I had started to go once per day but that has stopped. Because of the laxatives, my stools have been runny.
I want so badly to be healthy... Right now, my family is kinda poking fun at me because the colonics didn't work. They said that the operator was a "quack" and one sibling said I was so "gun-ho" to have a "cattle prod" shoved up my - well, you know the rest... She, too, is in the medical profession and said that the colonics would not work because if it was like dumping water on hard mud. That this doesn't get to the core of it. You may just get the outside... That a stool softener (over the counter) would have solved the problem.
On Friday, I drank prune juice and Aloe Vera juice and was bloated tight as a drum. My mother (seeing my condition) called frantically to locate a good doctor. She found one on a Friday. On that day, I went to a Gastrointestinologist (sp?) for help (after 3 unsuccessful colonics) - BTW, the colonics were really $105 each - she charged $70 for the water and then another $30 for the probiotics. The doctor frowned on colonics all together.
I am scheduled for a colonic examination on Wednesday to check the status of it. She gave me some medicine to take for the constipation. She put her finger up my rectum to see if there was any blockage - there was none - but - during the colonic, the operator could not get the water inside. Something seemed to be stuck in the rectum area?
I really don't know - I wish I knew what the problem was. I would not mind paying if I *knew* that it could work ...
I could not do a suppository (sp?) because the rectum was too sore from the colonics - it burned.
I didn't want to go to a doctor, but - I was so frustrated with this process. Because of the doctor, she said that I needed to have 2 more weeks off. So, I will send this letter to my employer and take medical leave.
I have been reading this book "Colon Health" from Norman Walker. This book stresses the use of colonics. I was wondering why the sessions were not working for me and had come to a conclusion that perhaps colonics were only for people with well-functioning systems. Not for those who needed help.
I am a little concerned about what the tests will yield.
I will e-mail you, oldiebutgoodie for the reference. If anyone knows of a good therapist in San Antonio, I would appreciate it - although - I doubt I will let my family know should I decide to go ...