Trudy (me) and the Biosleuth (Julia) with hubbies, on the best hike ever!
In my last post I wrote about trying to clear my bowel so I could go on a nine mile hike. Well I did and my technique worked but in a way I paid for it in the end. I caused a diarrhea of sorts and no matter how hard I tried to keep myself clean, I ended up with a bladder infection.
Bladder infections really do not have to be a common occurrence just because I use a catheter
five times a day to pee. I wash my hands
thoroughly, I am careful that I shower daily, yet it does happen. As a matter of fact I am on Bacterium right now
because of a bladder infection. I know
how I got my latest infection, because it is almost routine what seems to cause an infection for me.
What is it
about loose stools and bladder infections?
I thought I took so many
precautions but no, wamo here I am.
I think that
having a bowel issue along with urinary retention can be a challenge and I am honestly
not sure what the answer is. I will continue to press on. Had I
been born a man I would not have this problem. As a female my three
chasms sit like three ducks in a row. They are side by side and like best
friends they share all. Alas if I was born a male the separation between
and the sharing of, my orifii , would not be a problem of transferring that dreaded bacteria to my bladder. As a man, bacteria from
feces would be slim to none since there is such a great distance.
A good scrub bath antibacterial soap works wonders, sometimes.
We women need to be careful. So sorry to say, we are more prone.
YES the hike was worth it.