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  #51  
Unread 02-27-2012, 11:05 AM
Re: How long before bowels return to normal?

I've been taking metamucil and it seems to be helping. I feel like I have to go at times but could sit there for an hour and nothing! I am thinking I need to accept the fact that my body does not feel thecsame down there, and won't for quite a while ... Time, have to give it time. Huge changes in there ... I think I am trying to convince myself more than anyone else! I have anxiety attacks and get anxious about it sometimes, which doesn't help!
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Unread 02-27-2012, 12:54 PM
Re: How long before bowels return to normal?

You know, I think I've been trying to convince myself as well. We just want to be back to normal immediately I think. My doctor made it quite clear that pre-surgery I had scar tissue on all of my organs including intestines, and that basically it would take time for my bowels to learn the new route. On top of that not only do we have the external incision but we have the internal incision which is bigger. We don't want that incision to come apart which is, regardless of the 8 weeks before heading into a normal routine, I will be giving myself a full year to heal.
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Unread 02-27-2012, 03:40 PM
Re: How long before bowels return to normal?

I think Jeszucs hit it on the head!

You must find your new normal! :-)
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Unread 02-27-2012, 10:04 PM
Re: How long before bowels return to normal?

My gastro told me that exlax and MOM are somewhat addicting and can make your bowel "lazy."

I had to stop both because after a month, they had no effect on me.
I became so constipated.

We then switched to Miralax, Benefiber, and Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar.
  #55  
Unread 02-28-2012, 06:13 AM
Re: How long before bowels return to normal?

do not strain.i strained after the 5th day very badly cause of the overwhelming need to "go".it took quite a while to get back to normal.thank god i can now say i no longer have any constipation at all and after i have my 1st cup of coffee everything goes w/ the flow!lol/
i wasnt even this regular before surgery.i think also,like another sister said,it had to deal w/ condition of everything was in before surgery.
have patience and then it will be a lot better.i promise!!!!!!
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