I’m almost ready to give up on Peristeen and wondered who else has failed and/or whether there’s some other way of using it effectively.
I’ve mostly got the hang of inserting the catheter now, and using it seems ok. But expelling the water is problematic and, more troublesome, it’s just not working. I’m finding that even if I do it every day (and I have been), I am not clearing the bowel of poo - basically I’m still constipated.
Can anyone tell me how you know when all the water etc has come out if you can’t feel it? Plus, with the problem being that the external sphincter will not relax sufficiently, ultimately the water will come out but there’s no way for the solid matter to come out. So how do you make it work? Or is it impossible?
So has anyone else managed to overcome similar problems?
Thanks for your help (hopefully)