I sort of know my transit time because of what i see when cleaning the bag! ugh. You have to get up close and personal with your poo when you have a bag unfortunately. as after emptying it you then need to clean around the
opening and just inside it, plus the smell of course and of course lots of food doesnt digest well like spring greens and tomatoes and salad - so i roughly know. these foods dont agree with me either and can bloat me also, so i still have a really sensitive tummy.
Well i am sure you will be ok at work. thanks for the encouragement. yes it will be good to be bagless as it itches and makes me sticky in hot weather - like we had the other day. i need to think positive i know. it is just good not to have to deal with going to the loo. i empty the bag just 4 or 5 times depending. i dont like walking around with a tshirt on when my bag starts to inflate with air - i am very conscious of it.
Good you lost the weight. i lost a bit - not that much though- i have no idea what but my clothes fit a bit better. take care. x
Karen 47 yrs
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery (rectocele/cystocele)
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction
2006: Diagnosed with slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection because of partial volvulus resulting in immediate colonic inertia
15 JANUARY 2009: scheduled for T/C
12 FEBRUARY 2009 - Re-scheduled T/C- (postponed as the Professor is away)
10 MARCH 2009 - T/C HORRAY FOR A CANCELLATION!
Loop Ileostomy - Due for reversal around June 2009