IBS Cleanup

Whether you have IBS – C or IBS – D, or combination of both like I have, then you know it can be a painful, and excruciating experience. Even embarrassing in public, as it can come on without notice.

This is definitely not going to be one of the more palatable posts that we’ve had here at Men With I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company.Fibromyalgia, but today I’m going to talk about poop, IBS, and the clean up.

When I was offered to try out the Luxe bidet, the only thing I could think of what’s the one line from Crocodile Dundee, and if you don’t know the line see the video below.

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With that said, having IBS C or D and sometimes a combination of both at the same time, clean up is always interesting. But before we go on about the bidet let’s talk more about the different types of poop, and how they affect IBS.

IBS Poop Chart1st: It’s like a little nuts they’re separate and usually hard to pass.
2nd: It’s more sausage shaped butt lumpy and can still be hard pass.
3rd:  This is sausage-shaped again but has cracks on the surface.
4th: More sausage or snake-like and is definitely soft and smooth.
5th: Gentile little soft blocks with clear cut edges, and is very easy to pass.
6th: Fluffy pieces with ragged edges and really mushy.
7th: well that’s watery with no solid pieces. (Peeing out your butt…)

Now the ideal poop would be the 3rd or the 4th type fairly easy to pass without being too watery. Type 1 and 2 you’re probably constipated and types 5 6 & 7 tend to lean towards diarrhea. For me I usually start at #1 or 2, with a “Cork”, and end between 5 or 7… Either way what does all this have to do with IBS?

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome is an intestinal disorder causing pain in your belly, gas, diarrhea, and or constipation. The cons of irritable bowel syndrome isn’t well understood and a diagnosis is often made based on symptoms alone. Symptoms can include abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.

Sounds like fun right? Don’t believe me it’s not. However I can personally say the worst part of IBS for me is the clean up afterwards. The reason why, is if I do not clean thoroughly enough, I get a rash. If I have to over wipe because I have that sticky clay back there, or I “Exploded”, I get a rash. I have tried everything from wet toilet wipes, wet towels, and rash creams, … Et cetera … ad nausiumn,  all to no avail.

So having heard about a bidet, I was intrigued at the opportunity to try one. When the Luxe bidet Luxe Bidet Installarrived, it was in a fairly small package and said it would take minutes to install. After reading through the instructions and the manual it took me approximately 15 minutes to have it installed and in place.

I must say that I DID NOT want to be the guinea pig. I know in the UK and other countries, a Bidet is much more commonplace. But here in the US?

Anyway I digress. Being that I was/am a chicken, I tried to get my wife to be the first to try it, figuring she had at least some past experience… She did not, and I lost the coin toss… I mean really having water squirted up your backside does not sound like an enjoyable experience! Do I have to be first? It was Cold, And Shocking… especially not knowing what I was really in for.

In fairness I gave the Luxe bidet a full week trial, and my wife said she would do the same. With this our review; We are giving the Luxe bidet a full five stars! Yes it took a while to get used to, and get over the “shock”, but now we wish we could take it to work, on vacation, well pretty much everywhere.

Luxe Bidet Install IIWith the pressure behind the bidet, actually knocking away pieces that average wiping with toilet paper misses, and breaking thru the clay-mation, or super splatter times, it has made the days of having a rash back there a thing of the past! From my wife, “It is perfect not just for IBS, but during my periods as well, I has never felt so CLEAN!”

Another benefit of having a bidet is it saves on toilet paper! The only downside is waiting a moment or two afterwards to drip dry a bit before wiping the leftover water away. Oh, and its not really portable…

So does Luxe Bidet pass the Men With Fibromyalgia bench test! YES YES AND YES! If you have IBS, or even if you don’t, I highly recommend getting one for your home, click here to get yours today! It is weird at first, but like a cell phone, after you get it, you will ask how you managed to live without it before!


IBS Cleanup – Isle 6
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