Mossmi, in your case, it's alright if you take over a thread
Let's hear what the ct scan reveals. I really hope it is not leaks and you can get back on liquids.
Emptying really is different, but I cannot explain why, it's just different feelings, although what happens is you sit on the toilet and do it, that stays the same. The rectum had its own peristaltic, which we no longer have, so we have to work it out in a different way. There is no way to avoid bearing down if the stool is a bit firm, but only lightly. Once things get on the move for you this week, it will probably be liquid so you don't have to think about
emptying issues until a bit later.
UC Dx and then 7 years of no symtoms. But when they started, they didn't let up, ASA stopped working, pred stopped working, and azathioprin did nothing. The threat of much more radical drugs, plus the fact that a stricture was about
to shut down my colon, led to my decision for a total colectomy in April 2011, 2nd step December 2011 and ... TAKE-DOWN WAS ON MARCH 19, 2012.