I am almost five wks out from my bowel resection, I had about
45 cm taken out. This is the first week that I am having somewhat formed stools. Since surgery I have had diarrhea and last week they were greasy but I haven't noticed that this week. I think my body is finally adjusting to its new plumbing. Sorry I don't have any advice on the catheter situation, mine was removed the day after surgery and i was able to urinate within a few hours without difficulty.
31year old female
CD of Terminal Illeum and Rectum Diagnosed 12/04
Unable/Unwilling to use immunosuppressents due to Melanoma history in 2000.
Illeocolonic Resection 1/08 (18 inches of terminal illeum, illeocecal valve, right colon)
Current Meds: Pentasa, Fosomax, Iron, Vitamin b12 injections, Vicodin, Flagyl