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You just had your takedown not even a couple weeks ago. It does take time to get to a normal place, but it won't be like before ever getting sick. You may need Immodium or Lomotil to help cut down on the bathroom trips. When I first had mine many years ago, in 1995, it was hard, but now I really don't go any more frequently than I'll pee. It's a combined trip. Smiler After eating I'll end up in there soon after, but it's quick, and rarely do I wake up at night.

It just takes a while. It can take a few months.

Try to think of it this way. Come January, with the new year, you'll have a new life. It'll be easier to put all this behind you. So count down until then. Chances are great you'll feel great before then. But it can help to have a date you count down to for it to all be over. When I had my daughter in a homebirth, and she was coming out face-first, I picked midnight as the time I knew it would all be over, and counted down until then, and it helped so much! She was born at 6:26pm. Smiler But having a time to count down to helped make it seem like progress was made (with face-babies, there's no "the head's out," to make you feel like there's progress - it's literally all or nothing!). You don't feel progress, which is discouraging to you. But counting down to a date can give you the sense of progress and make it easier.
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