This is my first time in this particular forum I am usually in the crohn's forum. I was admitted into the hospital back on Feb 11 and had an intestine resection and was doing well for a few days but I was not passing enough stool even with enemas. On Feb 19th the colorectal surgeon went back in drained an abscess as well as removed 1/3 of my large intestine fearing it would burst soon since it was so impacted. This caused me to have a temporary ileostomy. I am still getting use to the whole thing also after the 2nd surgery my wound became infected so in addition to the ileostomy I get to carry around a wound vac.
My stool is still very watery most of the time no matter what I eat especially when I wake up in the morning. I tend to feel awful in the morning and begin to feel better as the day progresses. I was wondering if anyone else here has had that issue? Is there anything else I can take or eat to help? My doctor has me take 2 imodium in the morning and now I am taking 1 metamucil tablet at bedtime as well.
Another question I have is about pouch cover patterns and if anyone knows any good websites that have patterns?
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temporary iliostomy February 19 2007
Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
Protonix 40 mg, Nuerontin, oxycontin, dilauded, Folic acid 1 mg, Vitamin b12 1000 mcg, vitamin b6 100mg, Diflucan 100mg, vitamin A, Multivitamin, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.