I ask that question because from the second I came around after surgery until present day I crave my drinks to 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.