Good day then bad 😞

Hi everyone feeling a bit down today . One of the biggest problems that gets me down is my bowels :flushed:when in hospital I had a lot of overflow Diareaha I didn’t know wat it was :flushed:basically I was constipated and liquid builds up behind the stool . And flows out . I cudnt get to the toilet quick enough this morning and soiled my pyjamas and bed :smiling_face_with_tear: I’m 19 month post stroke and haven’t had this since I came home :smiling_face_with_tear:had such a good day yesterday with my physio she helped me get down onto my garden kneeler :+1: and reassessed the strength in my arm and shoulder which I realise is a lot stronger than it was :+1: I even wrote a chapter of my book yesterday :muscle: I’m doing well I know but messing my bed has really upset me :smiling_face_with_tear:sorry to moan just gonna stay in my pjs today :joy:clean ones of course :joy: lov to u all xxx


Yes we all have them , had to wear pant pads for long while then thought I could do without them. But no !. Settled down recently but a front dribble now again catches me out but it is getting better . Said to friend recently it’s like a game of snakes and ladders which we never win but have to keep playing in hope🤔. Now for me just over two years more good days than bad.


@christine2 sorry you’re having a bad day. It is very distressing when things like that happen. Have you seen your GP about it as they can hopefully sort the constipation for you? I’ve suffered for years & it was much worse post stroke so I have a supply of movicol that I take when i need them. If you can get the constipation sorted the overflow problem should resolve.
Sending you hugs :hugs::hugs::hugs:


It can be confronting, and dismissing it as life is easier said than done, but I know of plenty of people who have not had a stroke who have done the same thing in one way or another. Even before stroke, I had an embarrassing walk across Paris after drinking too many espressos. It may not be of total comfort but it may soften the feeling. :slightly_smiling_face:

Ok, I’ll try to cheer you up with 2 tales I can tell that will top you messing yours In fact no, I’ve got 3 :wink:

When I had my first child by caesarean, naturally had an epidural so paralysed from the waist down. In bed later that evening I sent a whiff, thought oops I may have trumped. But the fruity aroma kept building, and building, and building. Then 2 nurses pop in to check on me before change of shift. And that’s when I realised I’d messed my bed :blush: To top it off, shortly after they’d sorted me out, whilst that fruity aroma still lingered, in pops the surgeon who delivered my baby along with his lovely wife to see me, all dressed to the nines on their way out to some fancy occasion :blush: :blush: :blush:

Tale 2. After my replacement hip op, sitting in at my bed just waiting to go home and yes, I’d done the obligatory number 2 to get me signed out. Anyway I passed out just as the nurse came back with my notes. When I came to, I had 4 nurses fussing around me. And my problem was…I’d failed to mention I suffer urinary retention! So it was back to bed for me to have catheter fitted. Just don’t ask me how many litres I passed that day…at least 3 days worth :blush: :blush: :blush:

Tale 3. In hospital after having pins and plate removed from my broken ankle. And on the verge of our first lock down from covid, so I was itching to get home a.s.a.p. No bowel movements at all! Then finally I needed to go…on a blinking commode, and went and went and went. I think I must have passed a flipping boa constrictor that :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: So finally they let me home…with a new record for the longest stool sample they ever did see :blush: :blush: :blush:

So, how was your day…truly :smirk:


Thank you all for your replies, own experiences and for making me feel I’m not the only one :kissing_heart:today is another day so onward and upward xxx


I’ve got similar probs Christine,
plus a bad tummy…
here’s to better days
ciao, Roland


i am now seeing a neurourology specialist to retrain my brain to tell my lower parts to move correctly and in a timely manner. I am told it is common knowledge among doctors but not everyone that stroke brains can forget how and when to go, just as we forgot how to do other seemingly subconcious actions. Best wishes!

Evidently, I did not see where I was posting. I am all messed up. So sorry.