I was in nursing homes for a year and a half. Had to claw my way out. Prisoners at least have a “release date”. Not us.
I am T9 incomplete, and I usually know when I need to have a BM. Hence, I have no “bowel program”. For those who use “bowel training” successfully,...congratulations. But from my experience with the physical and occupatiinal therapists in the hospital, I got the impression that a “bowel program” was more something that I was supposed to do for everyone elses’ convenience, rather than for my own health and happiness.
Post by electricguy on May 16, 2018 7:55:38 GMT -8
If you can avoid being a nursing home, do whatever it takes to maintain your independence. It is much harder to get out of one, then it is to get into one.
I did not know that there was even a such thing as a bowel program until six years after my injury. Not maintaining good bowel management, was causing me health issues. To the point where I needed an ostomy bag. I have only been in the hospital one time since it was placed. Before that, I was in the hospital every one and a half to two months. Not to mention it is much easier for my caregivers.
I wish you much success in finding suitable living conditions.