Trudy Triumph's Neurogenic Bladder Blog

The Connection of Neurogenic Bowel and Bladder Infection

Lake Ozette Hike
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.

More later…


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