They've taken me off the IV and have advanced me to a plain old low fiber diet. I think at this point it's a matter of eating real food to make sure I don't get nauseated and to wait for the discharge orders tomorrow morning. Can't wait to get home and see the dog and cats. My wife tells me they are searching the whole house for me.
As for using the toilet I have found it seems I have retained the ability to differentiate between solid and gas. When I have to actually go in, which has been somewhat frequent today, which is not unexpected, it's not a desperate rush. Things are a little on the loose side, but not actual liquid or explosive or anything.
The dietician was in earlier to give me a few pointers. Supposedly I can transition out of any dietary restrictions over the next few weeks unless I find some foods screw me up. I suppose that will take some experimentation. I've found things are a bit sore down there. This cheap hospital TP is not helping. My wife is bringing some decent stuff shortly.