I have some questions:
Raw fruit/veg makes me incredibly windy (still!). How on earth can i eat healthily wihtout it making me bloat and wind?
I am going to have my ileostomy closed some time this year:
Does anyone know if when i go to the loo it will still stinks like it does now!? At least we can put drops in the bag but what about when there is no bag.
Does anyone know how long food stays in the small bowel? Does it ever empty completely? The reason i ask is becasue i cant understand how much there is in the bag even after emptying in the night and having eaten early the night before??!!
Is it safe to take something to slow down the bowel? if so what is the name (UK) if anyone knows, and how often can I take it?
Thanks all .. this place has been a Godsend.... xxx
Karen - 48 yrs young!
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery (rectocele/cystocele)
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction
2006: Diagnosed with slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection-partial volvulus (this dr thought it would help!)resulting in worsening of colonic inertia
March 2009: Loop Ileostomy - now awaiting reversal