After 4 days without a bowel movement...actually probably due to my fun at drinking Apricot brandy all week.....I was getting seriously constipated. I woke up this morning with a horrible stomach ache and thought I was passing a kidney stone. I hurried to the kitchen to drink some water and take some cranberry pills (for those of you who have kidney problems, you already know cranberry pills seem to help quiet the storm a bit). Afterwards, I just couldn't shake the feeling of knives poking through my intestines. I knew I had to poo, but I just couldn't squeeze anything but farts out of my sphincter. Sooo, I thought for a while. How could I avoid having to go to the store and buy an enema, but at the same time make an enema at here to take care of my problem? Bingo...the lightbulb went off. I knew I didn't have the luxury of a garden hose (I live in an apartment), but I did have a small funnel. So, I went to the kitchen, grabbed the funnel, then grabbed a bottle and poured warm tap water into it. I then went to the bathtub, put two rolled towels down on one side of the tub, then actually (I kid you not) did a halfway sommersault onto my back shoulders onto the towels to protect myself, then braced my legs on both sides of the tub so my sphincter was basically upward bound, gently placed the "small end" of the funnel into my butthole, and then slowly poured the water into the funnel. I couldn't help but laugh the entire time, because I'm sure if I was videotaped doing this, it would look hilarious. However, after I was done pouring the water into my ass literally, I was able to get up and get to the toilet to let it all out. I was relieved and surprised it worked. I would only suggest this to anyone who is willing to take a risk at doing a sommersault after the age of 30. I'm 32 and it was really tough for me, but I did it rather slowly. At least it worked. If anyone has a better homemade idea, please feel free to let me know....oh, and please not the prunes method....can't stand 'em.