Thanks. Yes I am trying to take each day as it comes - i havent cried today yet, and only once yesterday.
The prune juice yesterday was very potent - i went 20 times including twice in the night - watery. I cant seem to get somewhere in between.
Today my gut feels uncomfortable - i had Shreddies for breakfast - maybe not a good idea? I am constipated again - just been to the loo and it is back to little blobs again. what a nuisance.
Arggh i cant believe you need to still do stuff to help with your output. I had a lot of output - even when i didnt eat sometimes drinking would start it off. Sometimes would get up at night to empty if i ate too late in the evening. That is why i was expecting the same after reversal - but it is so different to what i imagined it to be. i get no gas now how strange.
I dont know the 'right' amount that should be coming out. but at least you are doing okay now Hodaya and that is the thing - and you know how to keep it moving along. i think each time you eat, something should come out - and depending on the amount eaten of course. Any vegetables or salads would give me watery output.
I would say I emptied it in the morning after waking, maybe again late morning depending on if i eat anything, then after lunch,then again later afternoon, then after dinner and again maybe twice more. So around 6/7 times - sounds a lot when you look at it - but never bothered me. But i never liked the feeling of a full bag against my body - and it would bulge out under my clothes - especially after a big meal. I would say each time it was about 1/3 to 1/2 full - it never got completely full - it wouldnt fit under my jeans!
I used to get bloated when i had the bag if i ate fresh veg and salads or ate too much - but no pain only occasional discomfort - usually if i have been a pig.
Yes i will speak about the report to them - i am sure they gave me a copy but they are hard to understand.
Thanks Hodaya - lets see how this day goes. i so glad you are well. x
Karen 48 years old
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic Floor repair
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction/diagnosed slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection-partial volvulus resulting in worsening of colonic inertia (cleared obstruction though)
March 2009: Loop Ileostomy
23 Sept 2010: Ileostomy reversal