Getting things regulated after an ileostomy takedown.

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rlsmith
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 6/12/2006 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I had an ileostomy takedown about three weeks ago.  I am doing very well for the most part but I am having trouble getting my trips to the bathroom regulated and working properly.  I had the ileostomy for 3 months after colon surgery.
 
I was very lucky, I never did have diareah.  I am only taking metamucel once a day, nothing else.  It seems if I don't take some MOM, I have trouble getting things to move.  I eat pretty much everything.  I am trying not to push because I don't want anything to break inside.
 
Does anyone have any suggestion on how to get things moving on a steady basis?
 
Thanks to all!
 
Ron 

suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 6/12/2006 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Ron,

It just takes time, try to be patient.  It sounds like you are doing very well.  My pouch performance increased in about 6 week increments over the course of a year.

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free
 

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