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My First Colonic

The cost was $45 and the entire appointment took about two hours. The colonic expert was a nice lady named Eileen who asked me to explain every single thing that I had checked on the intake form, ranging from my teenage iron deficiency anemia to my unresolved headaches. I had told her that I don't drink coffee, but this morning I made a thermos of coffee to take to a class breakfast potluck. I forgot I wasn't supposed to and had a cup. I was worried that the cup of coffee would affect my colonic, so I drank even more tea and water afterwards to insure that I would not be dehydrated.

Once interviewed and stripped down to a hospital gown, I laid on the table next to the machine. It was my first time, so I needed her to direct me. She had me lay on my side, lubed and inserted the speculum. Then she directed me to lay on my back with my knees up. Actually she said only the right knee was required, but I felt comfortable with both knees up.

She began by adjusting the water temperature, I could feel the coolness, then the warmth, in my rectum. Then she hand pumped some filtered water into my rectum and let it run back out. I had no idea what to expect. She hand pumped some then set the thing to gradually fill my colon with water. The objective was to fill me all the way to my ileocecal valve, and then release it all. Initially the pressure built up to a pound per square inch too quickly, indicating that there was a blockage somewhere low in my large intestine. She released the pressure, nothing came out. She massaged and jiggled my belly, then began to fill me again. This time the pressure stayed under a half pound per square inch, and I could feel the water percolating through me.

It took a while before anything came out, I'm guessing about 15 minutes. It exited through the same tube that it came in, somehow, so the procedure was mostly stink-free. The first matter to exit was some bile, which Eileen said is very good to get out because it can be quite toxic. She seemed a little anxious about how long it was taking for my bowels to move. Eventually I felt sudden cramping and the urge to defacate, and she said "GOOD! Your colon is turned on." From that point forward she continued to hand pump and machine surge water into my colon, while bolus after bolus of fecal matter was ejected into the pipe. She was impressed. I was impressed. She said "That's a healthy colon." The outgoing material passed through a backlit window so that I could watch it go by. For a while it was yellow, then brown, then black, then brown again, with clear spaces in between. Clumps and clouds of poop.

Sometimes my body's forcible ejection caused some leakage around the speculum, so that there was a pool of watered down poop on the table under me. Eileen had some aromatherapy for the occasion, and kept massaging my gut and getting out more. After nearly an hour of this, I was having the urge to defacate again but the turd wasn't going into the tube. Must have been the buffalo burger with bacon. So she pulled out the speculum and I went to the toilet and let out more. I got up to ask for towels, having decided that a shower was in order, then had to run for the toilet to let more out. WOW. I had no idea I was carrying around that much poop. Eileen said it was uncommon for a person to release that much on their first try.

During the procedure she said that she can see heavy metals (dust on bottom of tube) or candida (white clouds). She didn't see any candida in my excrement, but she said she did see quite a bit of the fine heavy powder. If I really was eliminating heavy metals, I wish I had known I could get them out this way earlier. I have had a "fuzzy head" for a long time now, and I keep going to various healthcare providers and saying HELP but so far no one has done anything that really made a difference. But I feel pretty clear right now. And I am hopeful that if this did get out some heavy metals, it may help me in a real way. I weighed myself before and after the colonic, and I eliminated almost two pounds. The easy way to weight loss. I feel good. I am little tired, but I have been tired for a long time now. I don't feel inclined to eat. I feel like starting a fast. But Eileen said that as long as my adrenals are depleted, I should not fast. She is about the 10th person to tell me this, so I guess I'll keep eating. Just eat less, and better.

I felt weak but really light on my bike ride home.


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Jun. 17th, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)

I am a big supporter of colonics - and have been getting them over the years. I will not ever forget my first one - I pooped out junk afterwards that looked like black tire tar!!!

For a period of time, I had one once a week - it made a huge difference.
Jun. 17th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Wow. I haven't seen any black tar yet. What have the effects been for you? I am noticing that the skin on my face feels different this morning.
Jun. 17th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
God I wish my experience had been that good. I have had two, but my poop was so hard and compacted it would not come out through the tube, and it would not come out in the bathroom either. It was an awful experience.
Jun. 17th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
I feel for you, sister. I hope your gut issues are beginning to resolve. There IS a way. A lot of people in the US are chronically constipated and improving digestion is one of the major areas where natural medicine can make a BIG difference. I have had a major change just in the 3 weeks since I stopped eating wheat! Like WOW big difference from just removing one food.

How long ago was it that you tried colonics? I'm wondering if your dietary changes have improved your bowel situation enough that you would have a better experience now.

I asked Eileen and she has seen a number of patients who were too constipated to get anything out. She told me that drinking coffee can cause people to get stopped up, and told me that the reason I had such a "good release" was probably that I had consumed a gallon of water after the coffee.
Jun. 18th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
I did the master cleanse back in the Fall, and colonics are definitely something that interest me. Thanks for sharing your experience.

But just so I'm clear: you rode you bike to this appointment? :)
Jun. 18th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
Yes, I bike everywhere....unless I'm walking.

How long did you Master Cleanse? That's the one I want to do.....I think. I like the lemon/cayenne/maple concoction, I just don't know about subsisting on it for 10 days.
Jun. 19th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
Believe it or not, it was pretty easy. But then again, I didn't have anyone else in the house at the time so it was easy to stick to it. Overall it went really smoothly, and I felt great the whole time. Plus I lost like 10 pounds in about as many days. I think I'm going to do it again when I get back home from this business trip. I'll need some detox after this one! :)

Anyway - I totally want to try the colonic, and I'm glad you shared your experience because now it doesn't sound so horrible to me. Thanks!
Jun. 19th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
You betcha.
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