There just isn't a miracle cure for those of us who suffer from motility disorders or chronic constipation. My Dr wants me to go see a specialist in South Carolina who specializes in hard motiity cases. WHAAAA, I do not want to be a hard case.
I am glad that you were able to be dilated. My GI specialist attempted a balloon dilation several times but my anastimosis was so narrow he could not fit the balloon in the middle to stretch the
opening....thus, another surgery had to be done. Like you, I have my daily prune regime which I hope is not causing me to become depleted in electrolytes. I drink about
20-30 ounces of juice a day. I tried eating the prunes but now that I have a bag, the tough skins are hard to pass. I wish I could take Bentyl (I have some next to me) but it makes me feel mentally loopy and lethargic.
I am so sorry that you have not had a BM since Monday. I cannot imagine how painful your tummy must feel. I would go days and days without food because I could not have a BM. I have to say, that although I still have signs of CI with a bag, my life is still better than it was 3 months ago. I know you feel the same way about
your TC. Have you tried lactulose for your constipation? My grandmother had a partcial TC and she takes this lactulose liquid several times a day. She says that it helps her a lot.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
Prov. 16: 20 Whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
Zelnorm, Colace, Motilium, Citrate of Magnesium, Nexium, Amitiza, Potassium, Magnesium, Miralax, Milk of Magnesium, Corgard, Glycerin Suppositories, Sorbitol, Bentyl, Senokot