Hey Gretchen . . . .
Wow . . . that's sounds brutal. The things we don't take for granted!!
Just a thought . . . do you know how to do the tummy spiral to help "move things along" . . .?
I learned it from a young mom who had to help her baby (spina bifada) get the intestinal rhythm going to help him make his bm's. If you are doing this to yourself, use your right hand and place it on/under your right lower abdomen and drag your hand in a horseshoe up the right side of the abdomen, over the top and down the left. Picture the large intestine. It runs in a horseshoe . . . you are helping your bowel rhythm get going. It helps if you already have the urge to go . . .
Sorry if this was TMI . . . hoping it might help.
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