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Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:37 pm

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.

Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:06 pm

Thanks for the good news, Guy.  Please share more when you're ready.

Respectfully,

Mike

Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:15 pm

Why you big pooping machine...........I told you so!  Make sure you tip the nurses well or at least promise to send the floor some new picture puzzles for the common area.  Seriously, great news.........you'll sleep good tonight!

regards,

bob

Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:22 pm

Congrats on the successful reversal! Does my heart good to hear the great news! Keep it up! 
pup!

Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:48 pm
w30bob wrote:

Why you big pooping machine...........I told you so!  Make sure you tip the nurses well or at least promise to send the floor some new picture puzzles for the common area.  Seriously, great news.........you'll sleep good tonight!

regards,

bob


Sleep good? In a hospital bed? That's funny. Seriously though, I can take one more night of lousy sleep to get home.

Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:52 pm

That is great news hope you continue to heal. I know you will be happy to get home. Best Wishes

Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:26 pm

Hey there currentsitguy, 

Yes best wishes indeed. It's always great to hear someone getting reconnected. Hope you heal well and experience some normality again. 

Mtnman

Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:35 pm

Currentsitguy-Great news! Keep us posted! 

Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:37 am

Great news currents...very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Ange

Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:47 am

Tthat's fantastic to hear!!! Just take your time and learn what foods trigger less than optimal outcomes :) Don't worry if you have to take immodium or lomotil (in my case both!).  I also recommend getting the flushable wipes. They really help with "tenderness" if you have to go more often. Best of luck and you've got this!!

Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:57 am
wiljpeters wrote:

Tthat's fantastic to hear!!! Just take your time and learn what foods trigger less than optimal outcomes :) Don't worry if you have to take immodium or lomotil (in my case both!).  I also recommend getting the flushable wipes. They really help with "tenderness" if you have to go more often. Best of luck and you've got this!!


Ditto on the flushable wipes. Also Desitin ointment.

Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:37 am
wiljpeters wrote:

Tthat's fantastic to hear!!! Just take your time and learn what foods trigger less than optimal outcomes :) Don't worry if you have to take immodium or lomotil (in my case both!).  I also recommend getting the flushable wipes. They really help with "tenderness" if you have to go more often. Best of luck and you've got this!!


The wipes idea may work. Unfortunately I'm on a well and septic so I'll have to figure out an alternative disposal system.

The 1st 24 hours was, shall we say, frequent. The surgeon assures me this will subside, we'll see. It's way too soon to make any real predictions based on that.

Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:39 am
Bagface wrote:


Ditto on the flushable wipes. Also Desitin ointment.

Yeah, got the Desitin. I've gotten rather adept already at "buttering my butt. ;)

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