I wish you had invited us for Easter Dinner.
Well in so far as diet is concerned, even I have not understood so far as to how doctors used to say I could eat anything and everything. Can you believe I can tolerate only home made cheese with home made breads (Chappatis). Anything else causes lots of problems, be it D or blockages. I really don't know how to handle that.
But your frequent situps in washroom would get better over period of time. In any case I am sure your GI surgeon must have informed you about kegel exercise to control your urge to poo. You have to control your sphinchter muscles (these muscles are in the rectal/anal area and help control the stool). Kegel exercise is quite simple. You have to exercise control as if you are stopping your pee. Just try it out. Stop - count upto 10 and then get back. Again stop-count-get back. This way you would improve your control. Another thing is that avoid thinking about toilet or sitting just next to it, otherwise you will always feel like rushing to loo at the slightest feel.
Take care and keep us informed.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
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