Hi! I had my reversal December 15 and I was going about 15-20 times a day and sometimes I swear even more. I could hardly stand it. Now I'm down to about 3-4 times a day. It's much better now and I haven't done anything different except have a JP drain removed, but I can't see how that would be related. The Immodium didn't do anything for me either, I only took it once and when it didn't work I stopped taking it.
The important thing is to drink, drink, drink!!! You will get dehydrated quickly and that puts you at risk for lots of things including gallstones. I read that a lot of us who've had this surgery are at an increased risk for gallstones now because of dehydration which is a number one cause of gallstones and the cure for that is surgery. Whatever you drink though, drink things other than water or you will lose your electrolytes.
Welcome to the site and keep us posted on your progress. Let us know if you need anything else.
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
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