Sorry about your lunch, Sixfoottwo. did you manage to hold on to it or was it a complete write off ? My o my, but it does help to laugh when you are up to your eyes in s...er...trouble, doesn't it.
Yes I resolved it. The next day I brought my little kit and a bottle of water. That did the trick. Owned up to my display of independence. That put the fox in the chicken coop! Well, they must have got someone in the penthouse suite to give it the nod as the treatment went ahead with my lower tum as quiet and nice as anything.
The sequel? Of yes, must not forget the sequel. Clearly prudence would be the thing. So I grabbed a couple of panty liners (I ask you, the things we lads are reduced to ) anyway, a couple of panty liners and put them in my bag. One would be just the insurance I needed on the way home the next day.
Well the next day, when just about to use my own mini kit and water bottle, I was headed off at the pass. Nurse Patricia wished me to see Nurse Joan. Oops, that serious? Not the professional jollity and confidence I was used to. Nurse Joan was serious. In the end she admitted should she could not force me to use the jell but ... Well, I listened to her advice and I used my water enema. The treatment went ahead. I had contained my water well. Rather pleased with myself I set myself to be kind to bladder. Bladder was beginning to remind me he was still there and could do with some kindness. Contentedly I relaxed and bladder relaxed and ...Arrgh! not again." Next time," said rectum unkindly. "Sit down."
Please excuse a little author's license. The account is reasonably accurate and I shall sit down next time. The nurses were much kinder than suggested. They were concerned that the outcome of my treatment might be diminished. Nurse Joan did think that the mucus arose from the radiation and not the jell. I remained concerned that the reaction of my gut to the jell might cause serious trouble even although it was needed only 5 more times. The production of excess mucus I feared might be an example of how my gut reaction was adversely interacting with radiation therapy. There is no way to prove it one way or the other but I know me better than Nurse Joan knows me. I tend to react badly to many things others find wholly acceptable. There was no excess mucus the next day, just a little dirty water.