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I used to live in your world. I would use 10 suppositories every night. The stool was right there but I could not get it out. If I put one suppository inside, then a small poop would follow and then I would have to insert another one. I would con’t to insert them until the pressure was gone. I have had the defo exam 3 times and every time I cannot get the paste out of my butt. I have paralyzed intestines with pelvic floor dysfunction. I had a sub-total colectomy in 2001 which helped but I still had to take lots of laxative items to have BMs. Then I had an ileostomy (bag) in 2007 which wasn’t very affective for me. If I cannot poop into the toilet, how was I suppose to poop into a bag? Go Figure? I just had a reversal. Now I have a total colectomy – small bowel is connected to rectum.
Here are a couple things that have helped me have BMs….
1. NO GLUTEN OR WHEAT – eat gluten-free pasta and breads
2. TAKE SORBITOL – you can order this from any pharmacy. You do not need a prescript
ion. It is a natural sugar that is non-habit forming. It is a liquid and costs about
$5 for a 16oz bottle. I would mix 2 tablespoons with some Gatorade powder and water. Then drink it and all you taste is Gatorade. Sorbitol has no flavor; it’s just very sweat.
3. Drink lots of water
4. Walk! Everyday take a walk…it helps.
5. Yes, you may need surgery. It has been helpful in my case.
God bless you darlin’. You’re doing amazing. I am glad your not home yet and your recovery is progressing. Are you able to walk?
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot