Sorry glaciergrl you're having a hard time.
But your almost there!
I don't have any advice, since I haven't had that surgery, but I wanted to give you encouragement.
Have a positive attitude will keep you less stressed, and make your recovery easier.
Why can't you get rid of the gas? You can't toot? Is is b/c not all of your guts are awake?
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."