Sorry to hear that you're still in the hospital. Walking is the best thing for the gas and for getting things to wake up. I was up walking the same day as surgery. If fact, the nursing staff had to tell me to go to bed a couple of times. LOL I don't like hospitals and never can sleep in them, so I figured that I might as well walk.
I had my surgery on September 10th and still having issues. My problem is that we think the anastomosis isn't opening like it should have. It was checked a few weeks postop and was the size of a pinkie. The surgeon said that it would open over the next three to four months, but I'm still having problems so I'm scheduled for a colonoscopy and dilatation on 11/12.
Hang in there...everybody's body is different. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
CONGRATS!!!! Woo-Hoo for you! Maybe this is one step closer to going home now. Good luck with your anything-but-liquid diet today. Will be thinking about you.
I was so happy to read that you're doing much better. My first few BM's were pretty bloody too. It's the 'leftovers' from the surgery.