Ileostomates do you have to walk after you eat?

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esoR
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   Posted 6/14/2011 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Ileostomates, I'm just taking a quick survery here. Do you have to walk after you eat to have poop comforably move out or do you sit or even as some intact people do, have a nap after you eat? I have to walk after I eat to feel comfortable and to get things moving faster than they would if I didn't walk. Just curious. Rosemary

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   Posted 6/14/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure because I have to little kids so I'm kinda always moving but for those who have regular systems are told to walk after they eat to aid in digestion so I would assume the same for us would only help as well, just my thoughts ;-)
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   Posted 6/14/2011 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have to walk after I eat, although I tend to enjoy doing so after a big meal (my partner, on the other hand, hates walking after eating.....not that that's particularly relevant....)
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2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

esoR
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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for feedback. Sort of like I thought, what's good for intact's is good for non-intact's or whatever we call ourselves :-) :-) :-) Rosemary

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   Posted 6/15/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have to do anything after I eat, I have high output stoma and short bowel syndrome so spend my time taking codeine and immodium to slow the darn thing down!
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

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   Posted 6/15/2011 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
stripey said...
I don't have to do anything after I eat, I have high output stoma and short bowel syndrome so spend my time taking codeine and immodium to slow the darn thing down!
Snap! I have a high output stoma and constantly battling to make the output less watery!
 
24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to nearly all meds tried. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery with temp loop ileostomy 9th April 11.
Currently taking daily:Tramadol, 20mg MSR (slow-release Morphine), 40mg Loperamide, Cyclizine, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins+Iron

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   Posted 6/15/2011 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Walk after I eat?? I would not ever stop walking!! Now that I think about it, I wouldn't have time to eat for always walking. I never walk just because I have eaten.

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   Posted 6/16/2011 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
i definatly find that walking around a bit after u eat helps move everything thro. If i jst sit i feel bloated & i can feel the stoma moving etc. Its gross. If im moving around i dont really feel it.

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   Posted 6/16/2011 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Very interesting variety of answers!!!! :-) We are alllll sooooo different! julsgirl, an ileostomate after my own heart, I feel exactly the same as you after I eat. I have had scans which show all open and so far no blockages. BUT Then the surgeon said IBS (IBS is uneven contractions of the COLON) My colon is not even in the picture as an ileostomate! Was sort of surprised he said that, but he is a surgeon and not a GI doc. I guess in lieu of any definitive awful issues we all just do what makes us feel best.

Dan, I love your sense of humor, you'd always be walking ie: means you are always eating?????? I wish we could meet some day, I think you would crack me up laughing.......humor the best medicine. I live in western Mass, if you do too, lets meet for some meal, then I will go for a walk and you can continue talking with our friends/spouses we bring with us. I even have to get up and walk before desert.

Rosemary

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   Posted 6/16/2011 6:56 PM (GMT -6)   
esoR
Yes, I eat constantly. And everything. We live kinda close. I live in Michigan. Maybe we could meet in Pennsylvania for lunch sometime. Or maybe it is closer if we meet in Canada?

Dan

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   Posted 6/16/2011 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Dan, You are too funny. If I'm ever near Michigan I will let you know. :-) We can have an eat-a-thon, I will be eating scrambled egg and toast, then I will do a walk-a-thon and you can cheer me on. hehehehe! Rosemary

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   Posted 6/16/2011 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
esoR
Where do you walk to? Do you eat again before you walk back?

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   Posted 6/16/2011 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Ho, Ho, Ho, walk to dunkin donuts for egg on a biscuit then walk home. Works for me. Rosemary

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   Posted 6/16/2011 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
That's a good idea. Guess I will have to start walking.

Dan

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   Posted 6/16/2011 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Just heading out for a walk before bedtime. do you know what I discovered, a little Bailey's Irish Cream will quickly dissolve the biscuit that comes with the egg at Dunkins. So to go to bed empty all I gotta do is a Bailey's chaser. I have to be very careful not to do too much. Just about a half inch of it in a glass poured over ice. Ahhhhhh! I could write a book about what different foods do in the human gut. Intact people with no digestive issues are CLUELESS. Lucky them. Would give anything to go back to those clueless days, but it is as it is. Rosemary

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   Posted 6/20/2011 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
esoR
A half inch in a glass?? What is the diameter of the glass?? 4 inches? 5 inches?

Dan

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   Posted 6/20/2011 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Ho Ho Ho Dan,

it is one of those old flint stone glasses that jelly used to come in back in the early 60's .....diameter about 2 inches. Wish I could do the 5" diameter glass of half inch of Bailey's. Maybe I could if I ate more Biscuits at Dunkins. At this rate I'll weigh ten tons. hehehe! Rosemary
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