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ccartwri
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Hi all. Did I get your attention?! That's right. I am STILL in the hospital at Johns Hopkins. Had my ileostomy reversal Saturday morning and I have not had a BM yet so I am being made to stay here. Holy cow! You know how everyone has a story...a woman today told me she knew of someone who it took 7 weeks to have a BM. No way!!! I have a 13 month old at home. I am NOT waiting 7 weeks! I thought three days. I have had some gas but nothing else. Otherwise, doing okay. HAd an epidural for two days and now on very low dose tylenol/oxycodone (I know it is constipating so am not taking much). How long were you guys with reversals in the hospital???

Claudia

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spongebob
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Hey... aren't you going to be in the 2007 Colondar? Isn't the shoot in about three weeks? You better get poopin' girl!

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rthornton
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Joined: May 2005

Claudia,

You are going to be in the Colondar? That's great ... just don't forget about all of us little people with all of your newfound fame.

I had a spinach pie last night with a plate full of sausages (cevapcicci) and I can't stop crapping today. Give it a try and see what happens.

Good luck!

Rodney

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scouty
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Hi Claudia,

I was in the hospital for 5 days, surgery on a Tuesday and released on a Sunday. Chew some gum NOW!!!!!!! Kanort on this site sent me an article about how chewing gum can help "wake up the sleeping colon" and it worked well for me. I starting passing "blood and other stuff" on Thursday nite/Friday AM (2 1/2 days after surgery). I finally got to eat a soft diet on Saturday morning, then really started "pooping". I went home the next day.

I made myself walk as soon as possible and as much as I could. I even took a shower and washed my hair before my first poop. I don't think it was a coincidence that it happened a few hours after my shower.

Lisa P.

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hi claudia,
congats on surgery. when i had my reversal it took about 4-5 days before bm. remember did you have a enema before surgery if so you were pretty cleaned out. having gas is a good thing. let nature take it course it will come. be careful the first time, i had an accident i thought i was passing gas and it wasn't. if you have an urge hit the bathroom.
all the best
bruce

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hi claudia,
congats on surgery. when i had my reversal it took about 4-5 days before bm. remember did you have a enema before surgery if so you were pretty cleaned out. having gas is a good thing. let nature take it course it will come. be careful the first time, i had an accident i thought i was passing gas and it wasn't. if you have an urge hit the bathroom.
all the best
bruce

fedester
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hi claudia,
congats on surgery. when i had my reversal it took about 4-5 days before bm. remember did you have a enema before surgery if so you were pretty cleaned out. having gas is a good thing. let nature take it course it will come. be careful the first time, i had an accident i thought i was passing gas and it wasn't. if you have an urge hit the bathroom.
all the best
bruce

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kangatoo
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Hey Bruce......did you pour laxatives over your keyboard mate?
Claudia...I would not recommend the laxatives gal...you see here how repetetive things can get...lol! I guess all in good time. I think they call it the "spastic bowel syndrome". I like Scouty's suggestion...it is supposed to help with the "peristalsis" action of the bowel. Hope you poop shortly and get some normality back.
Ross n Jen

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scouty
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Oh my Kanga,

I sure hope ole Rodney didn't pour laxatives on his keyboard!!!!!!!! Thanks for the welcome laugh.

CAMaura
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Ross, you are too funny. All I could think of was: "Yes, Bruce, we know you had an emema before surgery...we really do know this." Okay, back to Claudia. I was not in your shoes, but my surgeon was happy to hear that I had passed gas...meant that things were really working. All will work in time...and walking is so good to just get your body back in a natural state. Take care and all the best - Maura

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Btrcup
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Claudia, my hubby had the same problem after his second surgery. He stopped the pain meds and he pooped. I know it may be hard, but maybe just until you poop.

Are you in Baltimore? I live outside Baltimore.

Linda

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ccartwri
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i pooped!!! just a bit last night 9 pm. but i got to go home. nice to be in your own bed and so great to see my baby this morning.
the gum did it!!!!! i swear.
i think what is coming out is not what has gone in in last few days. it is old from before my original surgery. very gross. but such is life. i had two gastrogaffin enemas before surgery and it is like what came out then. but i am getting gas too so i believe all is well.

rodney, i got your card!!!! love it!!! laughed so hard! are you having a great time? are you in croatia???

yes, rodney, i am in the 2007 colondar. but i am trying not to be too self conscious. i used to be beautiful, you see!!! but i am so out of shape and just do not look good after all my surgeries and treatments. but oh, well. it should be lots of fun and i am glad to be part of the cause!!!
claudia
claudia

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suzannchili
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Well I'm a little late to offer my advise: Mexican food, works for me, but am so happy you are back home and with your baby!! Congratulations on the Colondar! I aspire to be a Colondar girl some day!

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COngratulations on what I'm sure is a first class, grade A piece of crap. I'm glad you liked the card. When I saw it I immediately thought of your ostomy reversal.

I am in Croatia right now, but I am checking all of my regular emails. I have found that the Internet cafe closest to my room is a great place to meet other travellers AND has fantastic mochas! Could you ask for more than that?

Rodney

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