I'm the hospital after ileostomy reversal/takedown/closure

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glaciergrl
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   Posted 6/20/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
So I'm in the hospital waiting to have a bm so I can eat. Does anyone have any tips??? I have been walking, sucking on hard candy and drinking lots! What else can I do??? I want to eat so bad!!!!!!!
 
 
Holly
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/20/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Walk some MORE...and try chewing gum, that might help:)

peggy113
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   Posted 6/21/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Any luck yet?
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


glaciergrl
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   Posted 6/22/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a bm but i'm full of gas...the gum was a bad idea...
still on full liquids...blah!
25yrs old/ teacher/ Wisconsin

Diagnosed UC Pancolitis in Nov 2004
Diagnosed PSC in Oct 2006


Marsky
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   Posted 6/22/2009 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
The gas is painful. It will pass. You have to wait it out. This may work, a nurse suggested I massage my abdomen, beginning on the lower right hand side, where your appendix would be, push down gently, go up on the right hand side, then when you in line with your navel, still gently pushing down, go over to your left hand side, then go down to the opposite side. She said this sometimes moves the gas along, because you are helping it along, by following the large intestinal tract.

Walking helps though, lots and lots of walking.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 8 weeks later)
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening


flchurchlady
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   Posted 6/22/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Try Chewable Gas-X and laying in bed on your left side.  
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.


spasman
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   Posted 6/22/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
DULCOLAX is one of the best,take it!
-IBS induced by NSAID
-IBS-A,C with meteorism(trapped gas) and pubic burning-
 

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