Travelgirl wrote:The cecum by my understanding absorbs water from your food. It helps to keep us hydrated.
i try and drink more water..
As far as diarrhea I have only had it 4 times. In the last month The rest of the bowl movements have been normal. I been trying to stick to a bland diet. Nothing spicy or heavy. You have to learn to let your system get used to eating food again.
Bland food chewing your food very well.. So it digests in the tummy faster. Drink lots of fluids. I find organic coconut water helps my stomach. Also aloe water another drink that soothes my stomach issues.
Some foods now also make you more gassy when eaten. I have found.
If I think of more I will let you know.
But otherwise I have no issue.. Not much different of life than before. Just a sore belly but they claim that will go away.
KimT wrote: For one, ng tubes are not routinely used in Asia. My surgeon told me that they seem to cause more pain and distress in patients. I was also allowed to have coffee, tea, and water immediately even before I passed gas. The ng was the worst part of the surgery for me. They would have to tie my hands down to ever get one in me again. If I had use of my hands, I would yank that sucker out.
My bowels have never gone back to normal completely. I did lose my cecum. I will have diarrhea randomly. Not all the time, maybe every couple of weeks. I cannot eat a lot of corn or popcorn as it will tear my guts up. I can eat corn in like a vegetable soup but not a side of it or corn on the cob. I have recently cut out gluten and it seems to be helping with the random diarrhea.
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