I know this may sound strange, but can you tell me how much fluids you drink in a day? I know I'm not drinking enough, but my husband and I keep having this "discussion" about how much I should be drinking. I can't believe people are actually drinking as much as 64-80 ounces a day which is what he and my doctor say I should be drinkng.
I guess you all will prove me right or wrong. Please be honest. I am just not one to drink very much during the day, it's hard for me to force the liquids it just doesn't come natural to me. For example in a typical day I drink one can of diet coke, and then maybe two regular size glasses of water. That's it. I open my diet coke first thing in the morning and it takes me till about noon to finish it. I'm just a slow drinker. It used to work for me but now I notice my hair and skin is much drier, but I don't know if it's because of my new condition (no colon) and not having enough water, or if it's just because it's winter again. We've only lived here in Idaho for two years and it is so dry in the winter. I'm still not used to it so I can't tell which is to blame. Please help me out on this. I'm very interested to hear your answers.
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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