Hi, Subtotal. I'm so sorry you have had to go through this type of surgery. I had a total colectomy along with losing my rectum 22 years ago and it has turned out to be the best thing I have done for myself. It's a tough surgery and it does take time to heal. I have an ileostomy. Is this what you have too? I know there have been advances in this surgery because mine wasn't done laparascopically. It was the old fashioned way where they cut me wide open.
If you are running to the bathroom that much, please drink plenty of fluids. I was told to start out foods slowly to see how my body adjusted to them. Then add another food. Perhaps this is part of the cramping problem. Have any more tests been run to see if there is another problem you are dealing with? When did you have your surgery? If it was recently try to relax about it. Stress can do a lot to you and your body has been through quite a trauma, too.
Pay attention to what you eat and how it affects you. Chew your food really well. This helps prevent blockages. Keep a journal of what you eat and what happens after you eat it. This could help you and your doctors figure out what is going on right now. Once you get those answers, you will be on your way to a great life ahead of you.
I would suggest that you pop over to our ostomy forum. You could get some great help there and also they might be able to point you in the right direction as to your next move. Here is a link to the Ostomy Forum.
I know that right now you are upset, stressed and angry about all that has happened to you. It definitely is a huge change but you should have a great life ahead of you. Once you get things settled down, you won't be running to the bathroom that much and it certainly won't take you a half an hour every time you do. I have had a wonderful life since my surgery and have done a lot of traveling overseas, stood on glaciers in the Canadian Rockies, snorkled in the Caribbean, and even parasailed with this type of surgery. Once your body heals, you will be able to lead a full and enjoyable life, too. Please let us know what you find out because we really do care about you.
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