tammylayne wrote:I am really hoping this was a fluke....What I ate is nothing like how I normally eat, so I am really hoping it was self inflicted. I was feeling so confident, especially right before flying, so I am feeling a little shakey today. This mornings enema was a little different as well. I did the normal amount...it trickled out, not like normal. Then about 20 minutes later I went again, I normally only have to remain seated for one performance, so it caught me off guard.
Obviously I can only offer my thoughts, but if I had to bet, my money is on that it was a fluke. I had a similar experience, although not quite to the extent that you had.
After I had been doing the enema routine for a few months, I decided to test the waters and have one of my favorite dishes - lasagna with cooked spinach inside. Heavenly, it was. Until about an hour later when I had my first clustering episode (albeit a relatively minor one) in several weeks.
My conclusion is that, while the enema routine works great and lets me eat almost anything, it's not foolproof. Raw vegetables are still off limits. They just move through my system too quickly. I will have raw fruits, but limit the serving size. Cooked vegetables are generally fine, except for spinach. It's just too potent and moves through my radiated and shortened colon too quickly.
So, if I had to guess, that salad probably stirred things up. I really do miss eating salads, spinach (which I love), and other raw veggies (particularly on sandwiches). But, overall, I'm quite happy with the variety of foods I'm able to eat with no issues.