I would like to share with you a few things I have learned, to help make life more comfortable.
I have had several colon surgeries, and I have logged like crazy, I reviewed them last night,
and thought these may be of help to you.
Limit what you drink while eating, we need to stay hydrated, but, not while we eat, as
the colon has problems eliminating the liquid we consume while eating, so only take
sips, wait at leat 20 after eating to enjoy that cup of coffee and make it decaffinated.
Caffiene triggers the bathroom blues.
Also, be sure to drink during day, because we enjoy our bathroom settings so much we
can become de-hyrated.
But, remember while eating just small sips.
My husband loves going out to breakfast on Sunday morning, then shopping, that can
be a problem for me, if not careful.
I get up 1/2 an hour earlier, have a cup of decaf coffee, get dressed and wait, because I
know I am going to be enjoying the scenery of my bathroom.
At breakfast, I only have a small juice, which I sip very slowely, and take an imodium, in the
middle of my meal, I eat slowly so it gives the pill time to do its job.
I also make sure I know where all the powder rooms are everywhere I go just in case
I need to visit.
I also, carry a set of clothing in the backseat of my car, just in case I need them.
This can be a nusiance but, I have had to use them once in awhile, thats where
my friends have been supportive, in the beginning it was just awful learning on my
own with no one to share tricks of the disorder with.
So I wish you the best, and do what makes you comfortable, as I have learned, it
can be controled but, it is not going away, not for me, just a new way of tolerating
things that go bump in the day, night, parties, holidays, we adjust and learn to joke
about it, better than crying.
The best to you!!!
May you always have Love to share, Health to spare, and Friends who care
| current weight: 157.0