I took questran for the 1st time yesterday. Besides it being gross to get down (being orange flavored and all) I dont know if it helped or made things worse. I didnt take it today and I may try it again in a cpl days but take a smaller dose. I took the 4g of it which is 1 traditional dose. I still had D 2 times yesterday I normally have it 3 times post op and sometimes more. I took it in the AM. about 1:30 I was having severe pain on my L side (also had an increase in gas which I know is common). I saw my surgeon yesterday and he felt around the area I was having pain and it was soft he said. I took dilaudid 2 times yesterday and it did not relieve the pain at all. I was in bed with the heating pad but after 15 mins of sleeping I awoke all sweaty even with the a/c on. I turned the heating pad off and tried to get comfy. Nothing helped until I finally had D this morning (2 times so far). I still have the pain but it is bearable where as yesterday it wasnt.
Could this be the questran considering I ate my typical foods yesterday that I normally would eat? For dinner I went really bland with boston market chicken (removed the skin and only ate white meat) and mashed potatoes. I think that pain was worse than having D. My mom picked up my sample containers for the C diff (she works at a hospital in pathology so she has access to that type of stuff). I am going to the hospital she works at tomorrow to eat lunch there with her and drop off the samples...I know ill have a cpl BMs before then. I have to go to the store and get something to poop into, they suggest a trash can with a bag in it, newspaper etc....this is going to be messy. I wish they would just give me a "hat" to at least poo into. Glad I still have gloves from when I had my ostomy and abscess drain those will be worn in full force.