Few of you know, I’ve got nerve damage to my lower spine CES and as a consequence, from time to time I loose sensation, numbness in my bladder, bowel, legs and feet. My upper body strength is second to none and thankfully I don’t suffer from the usual symptoms of incontinence unlike years ago, when I couldn’t get up off the floor, stand or walk as far as the nearest toilet. I do have difficulty lowering myself down onto a conventional toilet quite often, depending what state my back is in. Most days it’s manageable. I’ve trained my bladder to retain far more than the average 650ml capacity and often capable of waiting 6hours after getting full bladder signals, (when most folk are cross kneed, tearful eyed and panicking.) Very handy on long bus journeys or cold winter mornings in campervan bed.
I do have issues with posture (position) and relaxing my body for natural function (piss and shit)
Anyway, onto topic, I’m the sort of guy who try’s to find solutions rather than fight problems. I’ve looked at the possibility of squatting to shit and available adaptions, modification to equipment,
Etc. Addressing issues like Balance, confidence, ability to relax, comfort, warmth, room with a view or positive entertainment, all could add to making the experience of going for a shit more pleasant and less stressful.
I’m considering building a hi tech compost loo/ wet room which will be independent of my wagon. (Possibly on its own chassis/trailer) similar to a tiny house build or just a scaled up version of the old prairie wooden outhouse, from the outside. Inside a different matter. I’m thinking insulation, solar lighting and systems powered solar/generator/main grid. Solid fuel/oil/PLG/solar heated water/environment.
I’m considering including a shower/bath/jacuzzi/spa, hand basin, a compost loo with electric raise and lower seat.. Incorporating a Closomat Aerolet Tilt lifter to a modern design/conventional compost loo.
Also including in the build, ventilation, Entertainment equipment. Sound and vision. Computer/Internet facility.
I’ve found a Aerojet tilt seat for sale very cheap secondhand. This is the basis of my design build for the compost loo
I've bought the shower unit ten years ago, yet to be installed I bought a jaccuzi bath for 99p and delivered for £10 to strip for components. Most of the materials fixtures, fittings I’ve got, except for the solar stuff.
what you think? Too much? too far? too late!