thank you all
great advice as always. E Mom no I didn't have an NG tube (thank god) - I'm hoping it's just my body getting used to a new system and way of working.
I think I'll mention it to my nurse as it's kind of irritating though and perhaps they'll prescribe something.
Today I'm struggling more with thick output again and a very sore stoma where there seems to be a blockage behind.. just glugged a bit of prune juice in the hope of getting things moving! ggrrrrr. Frustrating.
Its' only 2 weeks tomorrow, so I know I'm being impatient, but just trying to work out what makes things better or worse.
Sarah - 39 year old mum of 2 boys, runner/triathlete, health and fitness writer from UK
June 2010 - Peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis. Emergency surgery.
August 2010 - Sigmoid colectomy and temp loop ileostomy
October 2010 - Ileostomy reversal - but didn't go well and after 10 months diagnosed colonic dysmotility due to surgery/nerve damage
July 2011 - Permanent end Ileostomy