Hi. I would like to direct this question to those who have a loop ileostomy (one stoma, two holes). I have a barium enema scheduled for next week (oh joy). I will self-administer the enema the night before. Then in the morning, the techs will put a tube into one of the holes in the stoma and add barium fluid. Supposedly during one of my hospital stays (I don't remember this - could have been the morphine dreams), they attempted the same test and my stoma said "you keep knocking but you can't come in". They couldn't perform the test. So I'm wondering if it matters which hole they use. What happened when you had the test? Did it hurt? Do you remember which hole they used? Any difficulties?
As you recover from surgery, you may feel tired and not interested in exercising much, if at all. But it's important for your health and well-being to start moving around.