Hello all: Just wanted to post a more positive note than my former entries. It's about 2 weeks now from my reversal and I am seeing improvement. The first week felt like a nightmare, but I'm able to sleep now and am allowed a teaspoon of Metamucil a day. That means fewer trips to the bathroom. I'm still on a BRAT diet with a few modifications for protein---a little chicken, salmon, eggs. I don't know how I'm going to train my body to have greater control over bowel movements but I'm anxious to start trying. My wound (site of the stoma) is healing well. I have some energy to perform light household tasks.
I'd like to thank all of you who responded to my earlier posts. I was feeling very upset and convinced that nothing was going to get better. Some of you offered very practical help and some of you offered words of encouragement. Thank you for taking time out of your lives to help.