Kaycie, I had my surgery in September of 08 and had some complications and ended up with a temporary ileostomy. I had that reversed in December of 08. Most of the weight I lost didn't occur until after I came home from the second surgery, probably because in the hospital they are pumping you full of fluids, etc. I went from 154 town to 125 in a matter of a few weeks. Now I can't gain weight even if I try, or no matter what I eat. I think it's because my transit time is so fast. But then again, I don't eat very much at all anymore. There are so many things that upset my stomach or that can cause potential blockages for met that I stay away from a lot of foods. I feel like I don't eat for pleasure anymore and a lot of time I just don't eat, but that's really bad because I don't drink enough fluids either. Make sure you drink, drink, drink after your surgery. Dehydration is one of our number one problems after surgery.
I wish you luck with your surgery as well as your weight loss! Let me know if you have any more questions.
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
Still adjusting to life without my large intestine...
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