The output depends on the input and for me a lot of it depended on how much I drank too. The more fluids I had the runnier it was and the less I had the thicker it was which helped to slow it down some. Also, some foods digest faster than others.
As for the pants, I lost a ton of weight due to complications, etc so I had the opposite problem. Even with the bag full I couldn't keep my pants up. But, it was a good thing because before surgery I had CI and had gained 20lbs. It was a good thing for me to lose. Maybe some others on here could give you some advice with the pants.
It was a hard adjustment for me. Are you handling it ok? You sound pretty positive and that's great! I wish I had your optimism!!
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...
Surgery for kink in small intestine - Monday, June 8, 2009
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