So glad you are doing well! After my subtotal I was going like 20+ times a day & my surgeon had me try the fiber also, it bound me up almost immediately; when I stoped using it my stools went back to the same as before then my GI had me try immodium once a day & that did the same thing, we even tried 1/2 a pill every other day and I still had no bm's so I went back to using nothing and having the frequent bm's they soon slowed down as by my 6 wk post-op I went back to work full-time and was only having 8-10 bm's a day. So, if you can deal with the frequent bathroom trips I would just deal with the bm's...you might want to only use wipes though...that's the only thing I use to this day...otherwise the burn is quite uncomfortable ...hope this helps
Thanks for advice about coconut water. I'll be getting some tomorrow.
I'm so glad you're doing well. I was so scared about the surgery not working, and I'm still nervous that I may have trouble again. I spent my whole life being horribly constipated and it's hard to believe I can actually go now!
I took 3 lomotil yesterday and this morning I had a hard time going, so I didn't take any today. I really don't mind going so often, and I'm sure it will slow down in time. I'm just playing around with the meds and fiber to see if I can slow it down a little. I do have a sore rear end when I go so often though! I don't have to go back to work for another 6-8 weeks, so I have time to deal with this.
I'm so sorry about your kidney stones. My husband had one a couple years ago and he was in so much pain. Do you know why you get them so often? Is there anything you can do to keep from getting them?
I've heard about both Dr. Chey's, and I'm glad Lizzie is in such good hands. I just hope they can help her soon; she's been through so much already!