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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/26/2007 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I must confess I am writing this on behalf of someone who is not coping well with her colostomy. Apart from the dietary restrictions, her biggest frustration is the frequency of bowel movements - which is 5-8 times a day. She feels that this is ruling her life. I am hoping for some insight from you, who know what she may be going through and can offer suggestions that I can pass along. Thanks.

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Date Joined Nov 2003
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   Posted 10/26/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
is is a new ostomy? it takes time for them to slow down....

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 10/26/2007 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, that's pretty normal .... When I am going places and don't want to always be 'filling up' I take codeine prescribed by my gastroenterologist and it slows things down a bit.
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.

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