Yep, that was me, I remember all of the suffering. I also remember the warm water soapy enema’s (Lux soap flakes, I believe) delivered through a funnel down a long rubber tube – it seemed like every couple of weeks – by the district nurse, who came around on her bike, all those years ago. I was told I had a ‘lazy bowel’. Strangely I was also told to keep away from oranges (ooeer lack of vitamin C – so I’d be lacking in one of the vital ingredients for making good collagen!)
The bowel problems only happened in childhood though. I had a dermoid ovarian cyst removed when I was around 10 or 11 and I don’t remember having much trouble after that (until all this trouble started in my late forties, after my fall). As a child, I’d had pain caused by the cyst for years, which got so bad I passed out, yet had said nothing because I thought it was normal to have abdominal pain.
I have looked through my medical notes and a consultant suggested ‘Hirchsprungs’ for the bowel trouble but I never had any surgery to correct this, if it was.
Head & Neck Injury (June 2002); Mild Concussion; Post Concussion Syndrome; GERD; Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS); Peripheral Vestibular Dysfunction; Mild Radiculopathy & Small Fibre Neuropathy (right leg & foot resp.); Partially Empty Sella Oct 2002 (worse by Oct 2004); Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD); 3mm Cerebellar Ectopia (Chiari 0); Cranio-cervical Instability (CCI) with Posterior Gliding (PG) & Cranial Settling (CS); Brain Compression; Retroflexed Odontoid; Stretched/Elongated Brainstem; Mild Scoliosis; Ehlers Danlos (EDS) type 111; Osteoarthritis; Arrhythmias (Bigeminy and Trigeminy). . . and now Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Mineral (Mg,Mn,Cu,Zn,Selenium), CoEnzymeQ10 & Vitamin (C,D,B3,B12) Deficiencies!