I've made it home...at last. I can empty my suitcase and rolling duffel bag and stop living out of them. My suitcase for my regular clothes. My duffel for my running gear and my enema gear. Made my last presentations yesterday and today before driving home and they went well.
Didn't expect a chance to give myself an enema until I got home tonight and likely will still fill myself with a nice (relaxing?) soapy one later this evening. But yes, I did get to give myself a series of nice enemas yesterday. Used just one bag (my largest one) and kept refilling it as I filled, held and expelled each enema. By refilling the bag to capacity each time, I could track the volume of the previous enema and this bag holds a lot (5.4 liters or 5.7 US quarts). I started with a baking soda enema and progressed to a warm water enema during the series using my latex DBC nozzle. Had it well-seated. Although I did not press to expel all the water from the previous enema (there was a weight-based estimate that something over one liter remained from each previous enema), I did find that each fill was progressively larger in volume as my colon was progressively cleared.
The first one was over was 3.2 liters held for 15 minutes. I hung the bag on the headboard of the bed and it wasn't too high above me and the flow rate was relatively slow and seemed to stop even though the valve was wide open (I wish I could find my flow indicator). So, I closed the valve and allowed the my filled colon to quietly churn the liquid within. There was no real sense of pressure to expel but there was also no evidence of additional flow, either. I chose to remove the nozzle and expel the first enema.
I refilled the bag with warm bicarbonate soda enema solution, reinserted and reinflated the DBC nozzle and let the solution flow again. This time, the volume that flowed in was greater than the first one. Like the first enema, however, the flow slowed to a trickle and seemed to stop but I clearly had more liquid inside me. There was more internal pressure once the flow stopped but I left the valve open and held the volume for another 15 minutes. Once again, I carried the partially emptied bag into the bathroom and hung it up while I removed the nozzle. In between expelling into the toilet, I mixed the next enema and measured the volume to refill the bag. It took 3.8 liters of a warm enema solution to refill the bag. It took me a while to empty out but I enjoyed the gradual flow out. I could still slosh the liquid in my ascending colon but decided it was time to fill myself once again.
I returned to the bed, and tried to hang the bag a little higher on the headboard on the corner post but was limited to how high I could hang in on the bed. So, I allowed as much liquid to flow into me while I was on the bed. It seemed like the bag was only about half emptied when the flow seemed to slow to a trickle. Rather than laying on the bed with a reduced flow, I sat up, got off the bed, carried the enema bag into the bathroom and hung the bag on the shower curtain rod. The higher elevation increased the flow rate as I got on my knees. I finally went all the way down to the knee chest position and allowed as much of the enema flow into me as I could hold. Once I felt as full as I could comfortable hold, I closed the clamp and stayed faced down /ass up on the floor. I inflated both balloons a bit more for additional holding power as my abdomen was quite distended. I wished I had brought my phone with me into the bathroom for a few pictures but stayed in that position to hold this larger volume. I don't know how long I held it but it was more difficult to hold this larger volume. When I came up on my knees and turned to see how much liquid was left in the bag, I could tell it was pretty empty. I stood up and felt the bag and there was still a little bit of liquid left in the bag. I was tempted to get back down on the floor, but chose the expulsion route instead. I deflated the balloons and although I didn't blow the nozzle out, it did come out pretty fast.
Most of the discharge was pretty clear until the very end and I worked to message as much of the enema as I could. This time, I filled the bag with very warm water and it took 4.9 liters to refill the bag. Once again I went back to the bed to start the filling process and I allowed about two-thirds the bag flow into me very slowly before I decided to go back to the bathroom and assume the knee-chest position to completely fill me again. Although the bag didn't completely empty to a gurgle, it had very little liquid (maybe 300 ml) left in it when the flow seemed to come to a halt. I left the valve/clamp open and got back into the knee chest position to allow the bag to empty into me. The bag did eventually empty completely and the water only enema was a lot more active than the baking soda enema. I disconnected the DBC nozzle from the hose after closing the clamp and moved first to the scale to weigh myself (I was 12.6 pounds or 5.7 kg heavier than I started as this was the mass of the enema liquid and the DBC nozzle still inflated in my rectum). I moved carefully back to the bed to enjoy the fullness in my belly. I had a thick towel doubled underneath of me in case there was a blowout. I knew it was going to be a short time before I was going to have to release this enema. When that time came, I managed to roll off the bed and waddle back to the bathroom with the nozzle hanging between my legs. I took a great deal of effort to hold the inflated balloon inside me and I barely settled on the toilet and began to deflate the inner balloon when it was pushed out with a long continuous stream of the enema flowing out of me. I just leaned back, relaxed, and let the muscles do all the work without any extra effort on my part.
I decided that my final enema for the day would be a "continuous rinse" with a long tube inserted most of the way in. This would allow the enema to flow into me deep in my colon and then flow back to my rectum. And since I didn't have the retention ball inserted, it gave a path for all the liquid to flow out. I filled and emptied the bag twice before deciding that I was satisfied. Two hours had passed and I crawled under the covers with a towel tucked between my thighs in case there was a sudden outflow of any remaining enema liquid. I drifted off to sleep for a couple of hours completely relaxed.
So, now I think I'll go and mix up that soapy enema that I planned for this evening.
A post script:
Yes, I did take that very soapy enema. It was 3.6 liters and I mixed it stronger than typical (50 grams of shaved Ivory soap). The warmth of the enema felt really great and I could feel the solution working its way further up my colon. There was no initial reaction to the soapy mixture and I gave some thought to adding glycerin to the remaining soapy solution. Fortunately, I didn't add any. I started to feel the colon contractions about 5 minutes after filling. It took about 10 minutes for the cramps to really kick in and by 15 minutes, there was a serious possibility that I wouldn't be able to hold the double balloon catheter within my rectum even though I had inflated to what I consider a safe maximum. I managed to hold it in until I got to the toilet and a contraction pushed the balloon out as I began to deflate it. The contractions were very strong and brought me to the edge of nausea but the enema also provided the desired clean out.
Two rinses slowed down the contractions and I eventually crawled into bed and went to sleep. When I awoke, I had a fair amount of gas. I decided that I needed a couple more rinses with baking soda enemas. I took two 3.6 liter baking soda enemas to complete the rinsing process. After emptying out, I got ready and went on to work, nicely cleaned out.