Hi - I am going about 15 times a day; about half of those are at night, which makes me nervous because I'm not at my best and I start back to work this week.
I am eating the various bulking foods, eating a smallish, early dinner; I am taking Pepto Bismal, Immodium 8x/day, Colestipol, and as of 2 days ago, Metamucil.
The Doc had recommended delaying the urge to have a BM, so as to stretch the pouch, but the cramping sensation/mixed gas pain is very uncomfortable so there is a limit as to how long or often I can delay a bathroom trip (especially when the cramping is keeping me awake at night.)
My questions are: Is this normal for this point in recovery? And also, What else can I do t help myself?
I am also wondering if my recovery is any different because I'd just finished 6 months of chemo a month before my reversal.