I had surgery in November of 04, and i have my 3-month check next wed, the 15th. I have had STRONG urgency, especially in the beginning, and i did actually lose it in my pants twice, but the surgeon was actually pleased. He said the more mucous you pass teh better, and the feeling of having to go is good, since it reflects the health of the pouch and the strength of your muscles, and means you will be continent at reconnection!!! so take hope. I actually do pass more than mucous out my anus, apparently every once in a while some stuff can get past your ostomy and go right on through when you are awaiting reconnection...it doesnt hurt, but when i do pass, it looks like what has come out my bag...quite interesting. Anyway, the feeling to poop stinks right, but i dont have pain anymore, and i can pretty much pass mucous/stool on command these days...about 6-8 times per day! Whew!!!
Currently taking ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
Current weight loss-40 lbs!!!!!
It will always get better...always