I have LESS problems with gas than I did with u/c. I used to have accidents when I'd pass it with u/c. Now it just comes out on its own. And my abdomen doesn't feel uncomfortable any more b/c the gas can actually escape.
It is noisy for the first couple of weeks, I think b/c you new tract is adjusting itself, but then it quiets and no one knows. I find the gas builds up the most at night (I don't think the filters work very well) but when I get up in the morning, I empty it anyway. I never have to get up in the middle of the night like I did with u/c (about
7 times then)!
I can eat more now than I could with u/c. I was on a restricted diet to TRY to control my symptoms. Not any more. BUT I did go camping (for the 1st time in years) on Memorial Day Weekend, and I had smores (YUM!
) and I think the marshmellow kind of had a hard time working itself out.
Some people say they eat marshmellows a couple of hours b4 they change or shower to slow down. I know why now.
But who eats those very often? I eat them 2 times a year when i have smores (if that often).
But you know the important part of that story......I WENT CAMPING! Yea! and we even stayed in the "primitive" sites. I NEVER would've done that with u/c. I had to be on the toilet too often.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
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