I ask that question because from the second I came around after surgery until present day I crave my drinks be icy ice cold. I'm talking Slurpee cold! Doesn't matter if it's water, ORS or milk..........I got to have it COLD! I don't drink coffee or alcohol, but if I did it would also have to be semi-frozen for me to enjoy. I'm thinking this is more caused by my being short gutted, but figured I'd ask you ostomates if you're finding yourself in the same boat. When I asked one of my Gastro's about it he just gave me that deer-in-the-headlights look.........so he has no clue. I'm pretty sure the continual thirst I have is from the short bowel predicament, but when I told the same Gastro about that he just looked at me and asked me why I was so thirsty all the time. I said "you're the friggin' Doctor.......you tell me. Apparently short bowel syndrome is rare, and many docs just aren't familiar with it. Needless to say I don't see that clown much anymore, although he is recognized as tops in his field. Maybe he's just the "oldest" in his field and not the smartest. But I digress.
My thirst is actually abating a bit starting this year, so maybe it will return to something somewhat normal fairly soon.........but I still crave the cold when it comes to drinks. I keep 3 pint bottles of ice water at the ready all the time. And if I don't see ice from the top to the bottom of the mix it goes back into the freezer until I do. Hmmm...........all this talk of ice water is making me thirsty.......so gotta go! Let me know if you're in the same boat or not.