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Health issues and things

As some who know me already know, my knees are a surgical mess. Started with a kind pony depositing me into a show jumping fence when I was about 9, and I became tangled up with the poles, damaging both knees, and pretty much wrecking any cartilage in them. A few ops later, and they are generally fine, though given the lack of circulation through that area, and the wonderful British penchant for cold nights from time to time, I can get pretty bad bouts of cramp at times in both legs. I survive, but believe me, its painful when that bad cramping starts!

The knees also make little things, like cutting your toenails pretty tricky, due to the lack of flex in the joints, which means I go to a podiatrist, but more on that later.

Oh, and I wear glasses, for chronic short sightedness too, pretty much as long. And yes, nowadays, the hearing is less than perfect too.

Beyond all that, and a dodgy wrist due to breaking it when slipping on ice, I’m not what you would call in perfect healthy shape lol!

One other intermittent issue is my bowels, they can be highly temperamental at times. Those of a delicate nature should look away now! I have spells where I can hardly defecate at all, and when I do, it doesnt really push out, then a few days later, well I could crap for Olympic medals! So no, they arent the love of my life, my inner workings.

I’ve always tended to see colonic irrigation as one of those fad things, that gets a mixed review as to whether its good, or bad for you, not that until recently there was anywhere locally I could have got it done. So I suffered… A little while back, the holistic centre where I go to the podiatrist (foot specialist) started doing Colonic Hydrotherapy as a service. Much the same thing I gather, though dont quote me on that. But still I thought, no, I’ll carry on, but…tonight, at the centre, I let my guts win (or lose, depending on how you look at it), and booked myself a session for Friday week. I have no idea what I’m letting myself in for, I have no idea how much good it will do, but lets give it a try! Apart from the cost, what have I got to lose?

Any comments, other than dont do it, would be much appreciated lol!

The video, sorry, I thought about this for ages, and this was the best I could come up with, and thats pretty much a facepalm moment!