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   Posted 6/23/2010 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had my ileostomy for 10 months now and was getting better by the month and then I think I have come to a stand still. Like a flare of days gone by. Pain, tired, stomach ach. But yeah I have a pouch so no accidents!! Just wondering how to tell if one has diarrhea?

I have GI appointment next week but don't know what he can do. Not fond of the more meds idea.
Those things we keep trying to do get easier not because the feat gets easier but our ability to "do" gets better.
Thyroid cancer removed 1988
Stomach problems finally figured out 2001 Crohn's/Colitus
Tried every drug without much success
Colon/rectal cancer removed Aug 2009
6 Grown kids, grandkids and a great husband to keep me busy

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 6/23/2010 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Your output INCREASES:( You might find yourself emptying a couple times an hour...so you'd also dehydrate:( which could be the tired.

If it's a bug it will only last a little while...but if you find yourself dehydrating more, get to the hospital for fluids. You'll feel much better after them:)

Sorry you're not feeling well...(((HUGS)))
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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