For all you guys that are confused, frustrated, or angry because of what you were taught or weren't taught in rehab, keep in mind that each SCI is so individualized. They can give us guidelines, but there is only one true expert and that's you. Compounding the problem is that return can occur up to two years after onset, and them more changes occur with aging. We are always trying to hit a moving target. Read my previous post regarding trial and error and maintaining a healthy colon environment.
Here's a biggie; some may disagree. After you have been independent for five years or so, push to get a colonoscopy. We do so much damage by digital stim and all the other tricks we use to stay regular, a colonoscopy should not be delayed until age 50, like the AB population. If you are having unresolved bowel problems, I wouldn't wait. I would get one ASAP. If they find something, they will be able to do something about it before it gets too serious. If they don't, you should have 5 years peace of mind. Prep can be discussed in another thread.
You are absolutely right Hobo, colonoscopy should be done to rule out any serious problems.