06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
Just doing a quick check in to say hi. Lizzie, you sound so much better! I know you have a ways to go until you feel "normal", but you are sounding better, and I'm so glad. I've been worried about you!
Jen, A food log is a great idea and I kept one for months. It really does help you remember what works well and what isn't so great! I hope you're just having a little glitch. Even though the first 3 months I went so often, I still had a day here and there when I wouldn't go and would get very uncomfortable. Eating soft foods and drinking lots of liquids definitley helped.
You certainly have alot of experience, don't you? Most of which I'm sure you wish you didn't have experience about. Just reading what you're doing makes me tired, but I wish you all the best and hope you get that big "Paycheck" one day soon! It can never replace what you've lost, but hopefully it will make it a little less painful.
It's getting close! I know you're excited/nervous, but before you know it, it will all be behind you. Good luck!!
Everyone else, hope you're doing well. I'm still taking miralax and it's still helping. I've also had to use an enema a couple times, but that's when I've been an idiot and eaten too many chips. I was never crazy about chips before surgery, but I've gotten hooked on "sun chips". I know better than to eat more than a few, but at work one day I must have munched all day on a bag and finished it off. That night I felt horrible until I used an enema and drank more miralax. I hope I've learned my lesson. Eating soft foods definitely makes a difference for me.
Yippee, it's Friday! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend full of pooping:)