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3 weeks post op and  had a set back... 3 weeks post op and had a set back...

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Unread 04-20-2008, 09:38 PM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

I had a vaginal hyst on march 31.,,,was doing ok..and now a set back. 3 days ago..started having severe pain in my stomach and lower back. vomited during the night... I ended up calling the doc @5am that morning..he was on call for my doc..that's a another story..anyways ended up going in that morning after the office opened .The doc took x-rays of my stomach and abdomen and found that I was full of poop..ugh.. he suggested Milk of magnesia but not until i could keep any thing down..so I had to wait a day until I started that regimen also...he felt I had some flu virus..because i had vomited the night before and had a fever.The funny thing is i had been going poop..not quite normal yet..but I was pleased. anyways here I sit feeling like I just came home from the hospital and it will be three weeks tomorrow... frustrated at the setback. I am confused as really what to eat not to eat...he said no more fiber and no pain meds..since it caused problems..help anyone!!
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Unread 04-20-2008, 09:47 PM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

Sorry to hear about your set back. I don't really have any advice for you physically, but I do have some emotional advice....keep your chin up. Things will get better one you move the problem out. Literally. Hugs
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Unread 04-20-2008, 09:51 PM
me too

Hi stamper 58, I had a vaginal hysterectomy almost 2 weeks ago. I am quite sure I have compacted poop in me. I too had an x-ray showing that I was full of poo. I was told to do enemas and miralax. I did that for a couple of days with no luck and went back to the doc. Then I did mineral oil enemas and miralax and drank mineral oil and milk of magnesia. Now I am pooping water. I am still on a cathetar probably because of the constipation. Anyway, I am calling on Monday to go in for probable manuel extraction. Yuck and embarassing! I was told to be on liquids only but it has been 5 days and I started eating today. Did your doc not tell you what to eat? Soft foods are probably best. I hope your trouble resolves. I am so fed up.!!!
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Unread 04-21-2008, 04:22 AM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

Hi all. I'm not a poop expert but I have noticed that it is also important to drink plenty of fluids to be successful in this area. I know the pain meds cause constipation but have only ever heard of people being taking off fiber if they can't poop unless they have acute infections like Diverticulitis in the bowel????

Wishing all of us successful times on the

Hang in there. Better days are ahead.

Cheers

Alison
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Unread 04-21-2008, 01:32 PM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

Thanks everyone for the sweet things and responding...I don't feel so alone when I am in this group. My hubby has been sooo wonderful and attentive. He has been able to be home with me because he is temporarily laid off his job, while financially it's not great at least I have not had to be home alone enduring all this.
I have not been on pain meds since Friday(as per dr's orders)I am not hungry for much..I ate some homemade chicken soup,grapes,juices, toast... what else can I or should I be eating? stopped the applesauce..he said that binds you..I have had small bm's..they are not hard, more loose..I still feel this pelvic "pain or heaviness" is that normal?...ugh..this has been one heck of a ride i did not expect...
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Unread 04-21-2008, 01:45 PM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

just found this online:

Foods that have a laxative effect include almonds, apricots (dried), avocados, beans, celery, coconut, raisins, dates, endive, figs, grapes, mangoes, olive, papayas, parsley, persimmons, pineapple, prunes, rhubarb, soybeans, turnips, walnuts and most vegetables. Olive oil has a mild laxative action and can help lower blood cholesterol levels.

For breakfast consider prune juice, oatmeal, shredded wheat, whole wheat toast or raisin bran. For a morning BM, drink warm prune juice at bedtime.

For snacks consider yogurt, raisins, bean and gucamole dip, fig newton cookies and apple, rhubarb or cherry pie.

Liquids add fluid to the colon and bulk to stools, making bowel movements softer and easier to pass. People who have problems with constipation should try to eat more soup and drink real fruit juice and water every day. So-called fruit drinks are nothing but sugar water loaded with high fructose corn syrup and fruit flavoring.

Exercise is as crucial as adequate water intake. Exercise aids the movement of stool in the intestines.
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Unread 04-21-2008, 08:37 PM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

Thanks so much for that..!! funny how i though I was doing all that..not sure why it did what it did...very good info!!


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Originally Posted by daxlou
just found this online:

Foods that have a laxative effect include almonds, apricots (dried), avocados, beans, celery, coconut, raisins, dates, endive, figs, grapes, mangoes, olive, papayas, parsley, persimmons, pineapple, prunes, rhubarb, soybeans, turnips, walnuts and most vegetables. Olive oil has a mild laxative action and can help lower blood cholesterol levels.

For breakfast consider prune juice, oatmeal, shredded wheat, whole wheat toast or raisin bran. For a morning BM, drink warm prune juice at bedtime.

For snacks consider yogurt, raisins, bean and gucamole dip, fig newton cookies and apple, rhubarb or cherry pie.

Liquids add fluid to the colon and bulk to stools, making bowel movements softer and easier to pass. People who have problems with constipation should try to eat more soup and drink real fruit juice and water every day. So-called fruit drinks are nothing but sugar water loaded with high fructose corn syrup and fruit flavoring.

Exercise is as crucial as adequate water intake. Exercise aids the movement of stool in the intestines.
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Unread 04-21-2008, 10:20 PM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

I agree with what daxlou posted. I would like to add that eating/drinking anything of purple color should help a lot. That was a recommendation given to me when I was having the same troubles.
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Unread 04-22-2008, 04:06 AM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

I have you ladies on my prayer list. God bless.
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Unread 04-22-2008, 05:25 AM
3 weeks post op and had a set back...

stamper58,

Have you tried syrup? eat you some french toast or pancakes with dark syrup, it always works for me...Good Luck!
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