I'm almost 8 weeks out since my reconnect and I don't run to the bathroom at all. I did for the first couple of weeks but then it slowed way down. Now I just go to the bathroom like a normal person. I might go two or three times a day but I have complete control and there is no more urgency than there was before I had any of these problems. I don't even think of scoping out the bathrooms until I realize I have to go. I know everyone is different and I'm sure you'll hear from others, but this has been my experience. I really hope that helps. Oh and I only had the bag for two months. I don't think that makes a difference but I thought you might be wondering.
Good luck to you!!
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
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