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Ileostomy reversal day 1

Maptich
  • By Maptich · New reply 7:35 pm
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 21 replies
  • Hi everyone, Just checking in I had my takedown yesterday. I feel good just pain. I don't have an NG and the foley came out today. I've been walking the halls since yesterday. I think/know the harder ...

1st night of prep over...1 more to go...

Susieb17
  • By Susieb17 · New reply 7:31 pm
  • Discussion in Constipation, diarrhea and food blockage · 24 replies
  • Ok, one night down. WHAT A MESS! LOL Drank the 10oz bottle of Magnesium Citrate. O M Gosh that stuff is AWFUL! It took everything I had not to barf it back up. Then I was sick to my tummy for 2 hours ...

Reversal----Pre-Op Question

AnnaLeigh
  • By AnnaLeigh · New reply 7:28 pm
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 23 replies
  • Fellow "Take-Downers", I've been scheduled to have my ileostomy reversal surgery on May 15th! In no way do I want to sound insensitive to my "permanent" pals on this site (you guys are amazing), but I'm ...

You've got to love them!

candacepoet
  • By candacepoet · New reply 7:25 pm
  • Journal · 15 replies
  • I've been having a lot of trouble with extra pain and nausea, even some vomiting, ever since I had the stomach virus in early March. My GI, Dr. Chang, thinks that it could be a hangover from the virus ...

Home made Electrolyte Drink Recipe

judyques
  • By judyques · New reply 7:23 pm
  • Discussion in Diet and exercise · 3 replies
  • Here's what we all need to understand about store-bought bottled electrolyte drinks: They are made with chemically treated, refined sugars, they contain food dyes in abundance as well as artificial flavoring ...

hunger

mek534
  • By mek534 · New reply 7:21 pm
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • I'm always hungry. I want to eat about an hour and a half after I've had a meal. But I don't want to overeat and gain weight. Does anyone know of an appetite suppressant ...

SmartPill Exam Experience??

ksludwig
  • By ksludwig · New reply 7:16 pm
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • I know some people mentioned having the SmartPill exam before and I was wondering what the test all entailed, what they used it for, and what your outcomes might have been with it? I do not have a colon ...

What can I do to slow down going to the bathroom?

Melissa2587
  • By Melissa2587 · New reply 7:06 pm
  • Discussion in Constipation, diarrhea and food blockage · 21 replies
  • What can I do to slow down going to the bathroom? I feel like I spend most of my day in the bathroom cleaning out my bag... at least 4+ times a day. It's always a mess. I don't want to take too many imodium ...

New Medication

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Gall bladder surgery/recovery

alabama950
  • By alabama950 · New reply 6:34 pm
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 4 replies
  • Hi, Has anyone had his/her gall bladder removed after ostomy surgery? I'm having mine removed this Monday. I'm bummed because I have to spend 2 nights in the hospital after surgery since the surgeon can't ...

Wearing Jeans with and Ileostomy

HossFly064
  • By HossFly064 · New reply 5:52 pm
  • Discussion in Clothing · 24 replies
  • Just got a Ileostomy and am tried of wearing sweat pant....how can I wear Jeans ...

I' m Happy

Leocan
  • By Leocan · New reply 5:52 pm
  • Discussion in Feeling good about yourself · 9 replies
  • Hello friends. This day was great for me, I had a cystoscopy and all is well. Thank God that did not take me a biopsy 'cause is in good conditions my bladder. Later I'll show them to surgeon oncologist ...

Hernia repair: May 6

MrsMindiJean
  • By MrsMindiJean · New reply 5:50 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • I currently have a hernia the size of a soccer ball, to the left of my belly button stoma (result of bladder cancer and Indiana Pouch). I will be having surgery on May 6 and would like to know what to ...

Sill Having Fatigue

Cindy-Lou
  • By Cindy-Lou · New reply 5:45 pm
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 14 replies
  • Six months after my ileostomy surgery I still require SO MUCH SLEEP! I never did this before. As an example I was out and about all afternoon yesterday and did not get a nap. I easily could have taken ...

Can we still eat hot dogs?

CandleStick
  • By CandleStick · New reply 5:27 pm
  • Discussion in Diet and exercise · 36 replies
  • I have seen hot dogs on the list of foods that we can eat but have read before that the hot dog casing can cause an obstruction? Does anyone eat hot dogs and not have problems? I really, really want to ...

Thanks for Welcomes

ODST
  • By ODST · New reply 5:23 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • So, I posted a reply to a journal entry.....does everyone get to see that or just the person I reply to? :P I wanted to say thank you to ever everyone that has welcomed me ...

Removing adhesive

RTobin
  • By RTobin · New reply 4:58 pm
  • Discussion in Leaks · 7 replies
  • Hi, looking for advice when replacing the bag and it starts to leak when putting a new bag on is it important to remove all the adhesive from the previous bag? The other day changing my Moms bag it leak ...

Hernia repair

MrsMindiJean
  • By MrsMindiJean · New reply 4:41 pm
  • Discussion in Welcome · 4 replies
  • I currently have a hernia the size of a soccer ball, to the left of my belly button stoma (result of bladder cancer and Indiana Pouch). I will be having surgery on May 6 and would like to know what to ...

Thank you convatec nurse Rachel

moebanshee
  • By moebanshee · New reply 4:12 pm
  • Discussion in Coping after ostomy surgery · 2 replies
  • I called convatec and explained my dilemma concerning Teddy breaching the wafer. She sent me a care package hahaha. IN it a video to help with caring for Teddy. Samples two kinds of convex wafers. A smaller ...

Newbie Help Please :)

ODST
  • By ODST · New reply 3:54 pm
  • Journal · 13 replies
  • Heya. I have no idea where to start here. I have had a colostomy for about 2 and half years now. Don't know much about my local support but it seems like there isn't much to know about ...

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