Don't ask the nurse, ask the orderly to empty your bag (ring the buzzer). They will always measure it.
You need to walk more. I tried walking almost every hour that I was awake. That was the only thing that I could do to improve myself, everything else was up to the medical staff. I had an
open surgery too. It was tough to get out of bed but I did it.
The other important thing is to put a pillow over your stomach when you cough, sneeze or try to get out of bed. It will support your incision site and abdomen.
Walking can help you pee.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226