Janie, wow first of all thank you for your information. I know he said I had some kind of a pouch inside and I think its the J one just incase my intestines failed.
I started out with 10 bowel m. a day for about a week and now I am down to 6 or 7 but usually in the evening but I am sure that will change as I get more active.
I am surprised that you have to take Mirilax as my doc said I will never get constipated. And by all rights I would have gotten plugged up because I eat a lot of bread. I hardly ever go pottie right after I eat but last night was a exception but then it was around the time I usually have a bm.
I got cut from stem to stern, no laporoscopically for me. That is why my belly button area kind of sore, plus it feels thick in that area.
I have not had any raw vegies except on my burger the other night and woke up in the morning cramping so I fig. the lettuce or the burger or both gave it to me.
Right now I am just trying to improve my strength. So they tell me that I will never probably put any weight back on did you find that to be true? So far for me I am still loosing down to 133 and I am 5'10 so dont want to lose any more. I eat fating stuff like pies and cake and cookies and it makes no diff. I have not tried any fried foods yet, but going to.
I am a avid water drinker so I get lots of that. But were you able to only eat like a oz or 2 at a time...that is all I can handle. My healing is going good just more of muscle aching where he cut through all of them other than that I feel wonderful...did you feel better immediately after surgery?
Ya, I want to go to the gym but dont know when he will let me do that , probably not for awhile. But noting is going to tighten up my abs,,,, its a mess...LOL
I will have to ask him when he is back from vacation.
How long did you wear the elastic band around your waist, it feel good on when I am up.
1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor, has to come out, but not till I am darn good and ready, its not bothering me so .....18 years later I still have it.....
1993 Gallbladder Removed
1998 Carpol Tunnel Right Hand
1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
2005 Breast Reduction
2006 Right Knee Replacement
2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 Total Colectomy diagnosed with CI