I am four weeks post-surgery for my ileostomy, and I am still having a high output compared to what is considered normal. I'm also still having spells of very watery output. As this is very new to me and wasn't anticipated, it concerns me as I was hoping to return to a normal life after the operation but am currently being hindered by this. I am now on a short-term spell of TPN to keep my nutrients up but would like to know if anyone else has had an experience like this as no matter how much codeine and loperamide I currently take, it just doesn't do enough to get me confident with my new way of life. Any help, advice, or personal experiences that could give me peace of mind would be very much appreciated.
Sorry, I should have stated that they removed a large part of my small bowel (this is my second surgery), and I'm only left with 130cm of small bowel left. However, they have told me that this is enough to hopefully recover and live a healthy life.