I'm not going to go into any actual physical detail, but let's just say that since my weekly PIO shot last Wednesday, I've been fighting the Battle of the Bowel. I'd somehow made it 33 years without having any issues in this department, so I was at a loss. I complained to my acupuncturist, and he laughed and told me I was "full of sh**." Hilarious, buddy.
The internets yielded all sorts of helpful suggestions, so in case there's anyone out there having similar issues, here's what worked for me:
- Metamucil -- easily the worlds foulest ingestible substance. Who thought a drink could be chewy?
- High-fiber meal replacement bars -- anything with more than 5g fiber -- Odwalla Berries GoMega is one example. I also found a "Flavor & Fiber" bar at Trader Joe's with 12g of fiber -- I bought it but I'm a little afraid to eat it. Anyone remember Colon Blow?
- Kiwifruit -- one of the corners of the web told me that kiwis were good for this stuff. At the very least, they're really tasty.
- Lots and lots of water