Hi Barbara, it's good to hear from you.
Well, I'll start by saying that since I posted on March 22, things have improved immensely. I too could hardly eat anything without running to the bathroom with terrible diarrhea. I stayed with the bland foods, cream soups, crackers, pasta, cream of wheat, puddings, LOTS of yogurt, water, green tea, toast & peanut butter, that kind of thing. I wasn't sure if I would ever start to improve, but I have! I actually went back to work today (just half a day) and only had 2 bathroom sessions - the last session consisted of about 5 bouts, but all in all, a great improvement. And the abdominal pain has settled to a low roar. So as you can see, there is hope. It's not exactly what I was promised, but it's too late for regrets so must learn to make the best of it all.
I can surely understand why you have depression! Why is it some get hit with everything? I was dx with MS in '98. Do you really take all those meds? That is insane. What is it you have in your chest, and why? And are you expecting a baby - is that why you take prenatal vitamins? I am so glad my kids are grown, I wouldn't have the energy at this stage - even tho I'm only 42. How old are you?
Hope I offered you some hope also, since your surgery is newer than mine. I get to see a Dr tomorrow so maybe he can give me some better tips and I'll pass them on if you like.
Take care Barbara,