I know it's probably a really basic question but I hope you don't mind me asking anyway - I'm being careful what I eat because I have inflammation/stricture and don't want another stay in hospital for obstruction before I start my course of treatment (poss Remicade but doing some more tests). My system though feels a bit sluggish - BMs are happening, formed not hard, no pain but struggling to totally empty and I feel a bit 'full' (sorry can't explain better)
Anyway I tried to find a previous post that explains the difference between laxatives, stool softeners, fibre supplements etc and which to take when. I have always been mostly C and the first cigarette of the day used to help before I quit!! I wouldn't be too bothered now except the doc says that until inflammation goes down I may well get another blockage. Also having sbft on thursday and the letter says I will be constipated because of the barium for a few days so I might need to take a laxative.
I just want to keep things moving as best I can. Any explanations welcome
Diagnosed aged 31 in 1996 - emergency surgery (right hemicolectomy). Thought I'd only get 'it' once and have lived in relatively blissful ignorance, apart from a couple of hospital stays for obstructions (scar tissue), until March 09....major surgery, 2 resections, fistula and now only 195cm small bowel left.
Not on any meds at present except B12 injections but know there will be some. Just getting used to my 'new' body and it's limitations.
....... July 09 hospital stay for obstruction & tests show disease back: now on Asacol and waiting to see which treatment I'm put on