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Hischildvalda
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   Posted 8/2/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Last Wednesday I had a sub total colectomy due to colonic inertia - came home from the hospital yesterday.  Last night I had a couple of bowel movements but today nothing.  I feel bloated but there is no pain.  Should I worry or just drink plenty of water? 
 
Thanks!
 
Val 
Lifetime Chronic Constipation, Migraines
1999 - Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse 
2001 - Complete Hysterectomy
2008 - Diagnosed with IBS-C
2010 - Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia
Subtotal Colectomy scheduled for July 28, 2010
 

answers4me2
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   Posted 8/2/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Val, I think you need to just drink fluids and don't eat anymore food....how do you feel otherwise? I know it is way too early for you to take any laxatives, so, definitely don't do that...I personally think you need to call your doctor though...
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
2005-hysterectomy w/pelvic prolapse repairs
2006-sacralcolopopexy
2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and temporary diverting loop ileostomy
Take-Down-TBA
 


Hischildvalda
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   Posted 8/2/2010 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Tracy! Actually, other than feeling very full I feel okay. I haven't eaten very much today - just two scrambled eggs and a 1/2 cup pudding cup. Hmmm . . . didn't realize that I had eaten so little . . . but I have been drinking water and diet soda.
Lifetime Chronic Constipation, Migraines
1999 - Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse 
2001 - Complete Hysterectomy
2008 - Diagnosed with IBS-C
2010 - Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia
Subtotal Colectomy scheduled for July 28, 2010
 

coastfishin
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   Posted 8/2/2010 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I would make sure you drink plenty of liquids. That is what got me in trouble after my surgery. I kept getting dehydrated and ended up in the hospital several times and countless ER visits. I wouldn't get too worried unless you start to have pain or begin vomitting. If that happens you need to get to the ER.

I'm sure things will start moving soon.

Jen

honestwoman50
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   Posted 8/2/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Val   don't worry hun, but if you do not go for a couple of days go get checked out.  It took my bowels a bit to wake up.  When I had my Total Colectomy I got out after 8 days was home for 2 almost and was back in for 3...Just got to give it time to adjust.
 
Leslie....  hope things go well.
Leslie King
 
  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto
 
  

Hischildvalda
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   Posted 8/3/2010 1:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Whew! 11:15 p.m. - do do finally came through and I'm so grateful!
Thanks again ladies!

val
Lifetime Chronic Constipation, Migraines
1999 - Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Mitral Valve Prolapse 
2001 - Complete Hysterectomy
2008 - Diagnosed with IBS-C
2010 - Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia
Subtotal Colectomy scheduled for July 28, 2010
 

2b ColonFree
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   Posted 8/3/2010 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
YAY Val! glad everything is working again!

Hodaya

06/05/2007 - STARR procedure

colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction

08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis

07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy


honestwoman50
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   Posted 8/3/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -6)   
turn  ischildvalda
  Just be good on what you eat, glad to hear that it passed I was so worried.
 
I ate bacon for the first time and had it 2 mornings in a row and did just great.
 
I feel great again, finally over the Paracarditis, and my plumbing working great.  Feel like did 20 years ago before I was ill so loving it.
 
So my son is taking me on a Jet Boat Excersion on Aug 14, then my daughter is coming up and we are going camping 4 days after that for 5 days...wheeee  I am getting out of the house and going to start living life again...  I hope the camping food does not screw me up, cuz lots of that I have not had.  So I am also bringing turkey just incase one of those meals screw me up..I know I am safe with turkey, but so sick of eating it.
 
Praying that everyone has good digestive health today
 
Leslie
Leslie King
 
  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto
 
  

NewBag
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   Posted 8/3/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Since you're so recently post-op don't forget to walk as much as possible. It really helps everything wake up again.
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