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Old 08-31-2012, 04:21 AM   #43
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there is a book about this condition that's geared towards travellers -
it just hasn't come out yet.
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Well...some excellent suggestions and some even better comments! I'll pack accordingly for my next long weekend coming up in late September! Thanks, and by all means if there is more to add don't be shy!
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:21 PM   #45
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Kinda surprising a thread on bowel movements has grown to 4 pages lol. But hey, now we all know what most are too shy to ask lol
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:54 PM   #46
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I'd like to edit my post, but I've searched and found you need to do that within 15 mins. of posting.

I mentioned "Fibercon", but I meant to say "Benefiber"; I don't know where Fibercon came from (must have been a senior moment), but I definitely meant Benefiber. I don't know anything about the properties of Fibercon and I wouldn't want to misinform someone about it. I do know that Benefiber totally disolves in water and has no taste; I've used it.

The fact that Benefiber does not thicken was the reason I tried it. About five years ago I suddently choked on a bite of food, a small bite. Ended up at the ER and had a scan which showed up five cysts on my thyroid. Family doctor insisted those wouldn't cause me to choke and refused to refer me on. I ended up not being able to eat solid foods for three months, lived on liquids and those were extremely limited due to egg and milk allergies -- lost 30lbs. in the first month. An ENT surgeon a friend told me about took one look at the scan and said I needed to have that lobe removed. The day after the surgery I took my first bite of food in three months!! Wow, what a wonderful day that was, and I credit that surgeon with saving my life.

Anyway, long story short, sort of, the fact that Benefiber does not thicken was important because if it had lodged in my throat it could have blocked it.

So, I wanted to clear this up and say that I don't know if Fibercon thickens or not, but I definitely was able to use Benefiber, however, everyone should make their own decision on whether or not to use this type of product.

Sorry for the confusion.

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I'd like to edit my post, but I've searched and found you need to do that within 15 mins. of posting.

I mentioned "Fibercon", but I meant to say "Benefiber"; I don't know where Fibercon came from (must have been a senior moment), but I definitely meant Benefiber. I don't know anything about the properties of Fibercon and I wouldn't want to misinform someone about it. I do know that Benefiber totally disolves in water and has no taste; I've used it.

The fact that Benefiber does not thicken was the reason I tried it. About five years ago I suddently choked on a bite of food, a small bite. Ended up at the ER and had a scan which showed up five cysts on my thyroid. Family doctor insisted those wouldn't cause me to choke and refused to refer me on. I ended up not being able to eat solid foods for three months, lived on liquids and those were extremely limited due to egg and milk allergies -- lost 30lbs. in the first month. An ENT surgeon a friend told me about took one look at the scan and said I needed to have that lobe removed. The day after the surgery I took my first bite of food in three months!! Wow, what a wonderful day that was, and I credit that surgeon with saving my life.

Anyway, long story short, sort of, the fact that Benefiber does not thicken was important because if it had lodged in my throat it could have blocked it.

So, I wanted to clear this up and say that I don't know if Fibercon thickens or not, but I definitely was able to use Benefiber, however, everyone should make their own decision on whether or not to use this type of product.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Thank you Kevin, I'll keep that in mind in the future.

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Thank you Kevin, I'll keep that in mind in the future.

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Otherwise you'd have to start another thread..
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:17 PM   #50
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The easy solution: Visis southern Florida or Mexico. Sal.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:59 PM   #51
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Many you're just worrying too much and wound too tight!

Get you the small 8 ounce bottle of MiraLax, mix it in a 64 ounce bottle of Gatorade, and swill it all down. 3 hours later you will be EMPTY!
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:13 AM   #52
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Here we have a thread on the Forums about what makes ya' poop---what works, and what doesn't.

Been going on for days, now.

Somehow, it just doesn't surprise me a bit!


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Right.

Among the enduring myths with some truth in them are 2: all RV'ers are old and all old people like to talk about BM's.

The 1st is not entirely true, though I think a large proportion of RV'ers are older. The 2nd has not been my experience among all my older friends, maybe because we eat a lot of Mexican food here in the southwest.

I guess old people talking about constipation is no surprise as Maggie writes.

Should this thread be in the "Interior Restoration", "Plumbing" or "Gas, Piping and Tanks" subforum?

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My wife (the doctor) says drink lots and lots of water, "and no it doesn't matter if it's bottled or home water" and take a fiber drink like Metamucil. This should keep you pooping.
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Hi, I was using Benifiber for other reasons, which I will not discuss, but it worked great. I tried some other brand and it got thick, so in the trash it went. Beneifiber was taken off of the store shelves for some unknown reason and I don't know if it is back or not. My wife found "Fiber Advance Gummies" for me and they work the same except that I no longer have to mix it in my iced tea every night.
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We'd definitely go with the fruit and high fiber, plus exercise recommendations.

Speaking of fiber, it is fairly easy to add to your normal diet, in addition to fruits and veggies, with a high-fibre breakfast cereal (like the granola made from those heavy rolled oats normally fed to horses. No, skip that. Something like Familia.) High fibre bread or crackers, &c. Fruits where you would eat the seeds, like strawberries. Celery is really high-fiber.

Sprinkle hemp hearts on your food. (The edible, not the smoking hemp. But who knows about the latter?) Or other small seeds like sesame, poppy, sunflower, &c. Eat raw walnuts, almonds, etc. for snacks vs. processed foods.

Kale chips are virtually guaranteed. Expensive to buy but easy to make at home with an inexpensive food dehydrator. And addictive!

Take a bunch of fresh kale, washed, and dried. Tear the leaves off the stalks and into large-ish bite-size pieces. Toss with just enough olive oil to coat, seasoned with a little soy sauce or salt. You can add optional herbs or spices, or sesame seeds, to taste. Spread out on the drying racks and dehydrate at about 135F till really crisp. It takes just a couple of hours. You can also make them on racks in the oven at its lowest setting.

OK, OK, so not everybody fancies kale. But for people who like it, it's a lot more pleasant than the drug store alternatives.

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We'd definitely go with the fruit and high fiber, plus exercise recommendations.

Speaking of fiber, it is fairly easy to add to your normal diet, in addition to fruits and veggies, with a high-fibre breakfast cereal (like the granola made from those heavy rolled oats normally fed to horses. No, skip that. Something like Familia.) High fibre bread or crackers, &c. Fruits where you would eat the seeds, like strawberries. Celery is really high-fiber.

Sprinkle hemp hearts on your food. (The edible, not the smoking hemp. But who knows about the latter?) Or other small seeds like sesame, poppy, sunflower, &c. Eat raw walnuts, almonds, etc. for snacks vs. processed foods.

Kale chips are virtually guaranteed. Expensive to buy but easy to make at home with an inexpensive food dehydrator. And addictive!

Take a bunch of fresh kale, washed, and dried. Tear the leaves off the stalks and into large-ish bite-size pieces. Toss with just enough olive oil to coat, seasoned with a little soy sauce or salt. You can add optional herbs or spices, or sesame seeds, to taste. Spread out on the drying racks and dehydrate at about 135F till really crisp. It takes just a couple of hours. You can also make them on racks in the oven at its lowest setting.

OK, OK, so not everybody fancies kale. But for people who like it, it's a lot more pleasant than the drug store alternatives.

Jeanne
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