I have a permenent. ...I was sort of concentrating on pain management most of the time. I only recall being concerned about what the stuff was on top (turns out that was the paste they used to seal around it and it was oozing all around from what I could see thru the plastic bag) ...it was all new to me. Surprised that you can pose the question really, so it seems you are in good shape. Figure a day I guess for some gas first. I got really bad pain. In time you will get your appetite back... dont really have tips. but I figure your bowel was prepped empty so theres nothing there cept gas. Have you eaten something yet.