Thanks for the advice beucfree and clz81. I did call the surgeon's office and spoke with his nurse today. She thinks maybe I am eating too many bowel slowing foods, plus with the combination of percocet which also slows things down, that could be why I'm not going much. But I'm not sure what to eat really...because the surgeon had said to avoid high fiber foods at first. I guess I will chill on the cheese, potatoes, rice, etc. What did everybody else eat the first few weeks after takedown? and did anybody eat any cooked vegetables right after takedown? I have not taken any immodium. The surgeon did tell me not to take that for at least a month or so. I am glad to see that somebody else was able to go through the night as well. Maybe I will be lucky and not have to get up for nighttime bathroom trips. Things have been slow all afternoon today too. So I almost think I should eat some cooked vegetables or something.