Is this NORMAL?!...SCI life and adjusting.

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Okay friends,

We are a fairly young couple, a couple years into SCI, and we are still trying to figure out the bowel/ bladder system. In short, how do you or when do you know or see the signs of having a sporadic movement? 

Example:
We have been quite fortunate that my partner can feel quick onset discomfort in hit gut; tightness, irritation; or just something not right, we have been lucky enough to "nip it in the bud" and rather than having a bowel accident we have a system where he can release his bowels just in time of me preparing for what is about to happen. No shower, no accident necessary, thank goodness.

I am wondering:
 Is it common for some of you to feel the need to release?
Do you have control over these feelings?
Is it quickly onset and comes out of nowhere?

And most of all, how do you manage a routine around sporadic surprises?

Thank you so much as we are still so new to this life,

Elena 

Your WAGS of SCI
(Elena and Brooke)
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