You are taking a trip next week and you are 6 days post op!?
What are you crazy? Excuse my bluntness but did anyone explain to you and your wife that you just had major surgery!? It sounds like she is being a tad insensitive. I am 2 weeks post op and still cant imagine going anywhere without a public washroom. I had my ileostomy for 18 months and just assumed it would take at least that long for it to get back to normal. I think as the weeks go by the length of time between movements may increase but I assume the frequency will stay the same.
I hope you can talk to your wife to ease some of your anxiety. Good luck! It sounds like what you are going through is normal. Unfortunately.
I think that Calmoseptine Ointment would help you. You can read more about it at http://www.calmoseptineointment.com/
Charmin plus TP with lotion.
I had my family bring a roll when I got going in the hospital. It's good for colonoscopy preps, too.
Post Edited (MDdave) : 11/6/2008 10:14:02 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (MDdave) : 11/6/2008 10:15:13 PM (GMT-7)