I wish you had invited us for Easter Dinner.
Well in so far as diet is concerned, even I have not understood so far as to how doctors used to say I could eat anything and everything. Can you believe I can tolerate only home made cheese with home made breads (Chappatis). Anything else causes lots of problems, be it D or blockages. I really don't know how to handle that.
But your frequent situps in washroom would get better over period of time. In any case I am sure your GI surgeon must have informed you about kegel exercise to control your urge to poo. You have to control your sphinchter muscles (these muscles are in the rectal/anal area and help control the stool). Kegel exercise is quite simple. You have to exercise control as if you are stopping your pee. Just try it out. Stop - count upto 10 and then get back. Again stop-count-get back. This way you would improve your control. Another thing is that avoid thinking about toilet or sitting just next to it, otherwise you will always feel like rushing to loo at the slightest feel.
Take care and keep us informed.
Thanks again. My doctor actually didn't say anything about the exercises, but I do know what they are. I actually have pelvic floor dysfunction, and tried biofeedback for 3 months before the TC, so I definitely have a problem with my rear end! Today hasn't been too bad....I went 3 times after I woke up, I had cheerios for breakfast and went 2x and then had an English muffin for lunch and went 1x so far. I took 1/2 lomotil this morning and just took 1/2 the fiber. It's just a trial and error, I think. I will try the exercises, though! After dinner is usually when it hits me and I go alot.
You can only eat homemade cheeses and bread? That's what you live on? Are you able to have a normal life? That sounds horrible; so you can never go out to dinner? (we're very social and this is really cramping our style!!) You've been living like this since 06? Isn't there anything else that you can do? Now I feel awful for whining!!!!