i ate and drank citrus prior to surgery. it didn't cause me any trouble then, but now it's definitely not good for me. i tried just a bite this weekend and it caused terrible pain and extreme gas again, so i know it's the reason.
i hear what you're saying about
how impossible it is for us w/o a colon to have constipation, but..... unfortunately, it's a fact, we do! if i eat bread, pasta, rice, ptatoes etc, even just a little, my stools gets so hard and dry and i can't have a bm. i'm affraid that maybe i have a slow small intestine as well. even when i keep my soft liquid, it's still hard to have a bm. it's also getting harder and harder for me to expel the stool even when it's watery and the evacuation is very little. most of it stays in!! very frustrating and discouraging.
i really don't know what's a head of me and how long i'll be able to go on like this. i'm very worried. i'm thinking of ileostomy, but still worried that even that won't work well for me. if i could at least know that with an ileostomy i'll be o.k, it'll be a relief for me that at least there's SOME way out. the most terrifying thing for me is that even with an ileostomy it won't work.....
SO glad to hear the rectocele in gone.... YAY!! that's really great! i'm glad you're doing well and i pray you keep doing so. it's really nice to know some of us have success with the surgery. actually, i feel it very clearly that i have both a posterior and anterior rectoceles and i have hopes if these can be fixed, maybe things will improve for me. i need to ask for a defecography already.
Tracy, sounds like your dr is being very thorough and that's wonderful! i never had # 2 and # 3 tests... i don't know anything about
those.. sorry. good luck honey!
Judy, so sorry about
your daughter and all that's been going on with you.. i will keep you and your family in my prayers!
Marisa, your nausea is concerning and the fact that you still need pain meds.... why..??? where exactly is your pain? this doesn't seem right at all. i don't have nausea at all and don't need pain meds either. you should meet with your dr and discuss these. maybe he can give you something for the nausea..?
thanks for responding about
the fruits. i also can't eat raw fruits at all, but i sure can eat cooked and peeled fruits. have you tried eating them cooked? i add a sweetner i bought from a health shop, it's called steveya (sp?) and it's really good. cooked peaches and prunes are good for me (peeled of course) but it seems pears are not so great with bms. you may want to give it a try.
Lizzie, sounds like you and your mom are fighting the fight and it sounds promising! im glad you're not giving up. i don't think i would have been able to fight like this... the way you are. so proud of you honey! stay strong and never give up!
actually Lizzie, sometimes i do wish i could just get my nutrients by iv or something and never have to eat ever again...... i just hate the way eating is making me feel and i'm TIRED of this! i just cry as i type this, cuz i'm really scared of the future. i'm depressed and feel so not motivated to even do anything.. just can't do this anymore.
love you all always!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis