I no longer have an ostomy but I experience multiple bm's each day and some days the dumping effect. I feel just wrung out and depleted when I have days like this. I was always a freeze cat before my cancer/colon resection but even more so now.
One thing that does help me is to walk on the treadmill (not on a bad day). When I feel good, just getting my circulation going again helps. Or just floor exercises (Pilates).
But like you I'm often cold year round. In the summer if we dine out in a restaurant and the A/C is cranked low in that facility, I can barely get thru my meal, my teeth are chattering something awful. Even if it's 100+ outside I can't wait to get outside in the sunshine and even sit in a hot car, windows down though. To thaw out.
This is one of the quirks I have now post-surgery. I wear lightweight thermals from November to March, wear cotton sweaters in the summer, often sit outside on the deck just to get warm even on 80 degree days.
Try the physical exercise, I do see an improvement when I'm more active, I am less cold. My colon surgeon said to choose one of the 4 best forms of exercise - walking, jogging/running, bicycling, or swimming laps (the best one he said since it doesn't put stress on joints). I chose brisk, fast walking.
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg each evening