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I had a mesh put in 2 yrs ago after my pouch twisted 360° for the second time. I don't seem to create enough scar tissue to help hold things in place. The Dr purposely roughed me up inside when he did the surgery to cause more scar tissue so I was quite sore for a while. The good news is the mesh is doing it's job, never bothers me that I can tell. Good luck!

@Scott F posted:

Most people with prolapses seem to be more troubled by an inability to properly empty the pouch than by pain.

I see, that sounds annoying. I doubt laxatives could fix that problem. I wonder what causes that??? I know that constant straining to poop can be a potential factor and heavy lifting. Too bad everything has pros and cons. I even heard some women's vaginas prolapse too. Scary world. 

I did! The surgey was great. My doc said my bowel was twisted up like a square knot and so he corrected the twist and then we sewed my j-pouch to my tail bone area with some mesh. The risk was that my bowel was sneaking behind my pouch and it was cutting off the blood supply to my bowel. The mesh should help prevent that disaster in the future. 

Recovery has been a little rough. I feel like it takes my bowels forever to wake up after surgery and a couple days I overate and got really full/bloated but taking it easy and finally back at work so it's going well. Thanks for asking! 

@Scott F posted:

Most people with prolapses seem to be more troubled by an inability to properly empty the pouch than by pain.

@Scott F - do you take Metamucil and or Imodium/Lomotil to help with stool consistency? Before I had this prolapse surgery a few weeks ago I had a good routine going and I knew how much Metamucil and Imodium my body could handle and I was fairly comfortable with my frequency and consistency.

Since my surgery though I'm struggling to find the right balance and quantity for these products. Just curious what works for you - and anyone else that's willing to weigh in... 

Thanks!

@Safado posted:

@Scott F - do you take Metamucil and or Imodium/Lomotil to help with stool consistency? Before I had this prolapse surgery a few weeks ago I had a good routine going and I knew how much Metamucil and Imodium my body could handle and I was fairly comfortable with my frequency and consistency.

Since my surgery though I'm struggling to find the right balance and quantity for these products. Just curious what works for you - and anyone else that's willing to weigh in... 

Thanks!

First, be patient with yourself. You’re recovering from surgery, and your body will keep changing/healing for a while.

I take one full dose of psyllium (per the package directions) before breakfast and dinner. It’s easy to experiment with the quantity to see what works best for you. I actually mix a half dose of Metamucil and a half dose of Konsyl, but the amount of psyllium is the same.

I take one Lomotil at bedtime to help me sleep through the night. I rarely take a bowel slower otherwise, unless I’ll be in a toilet-limited environment, like on a boat for a few hours.

Good luck!

@Scott F posted:

First, be patient with yourself. You’re recovering from surgery, and your body will keep changing/healing for a while.

I take one full dose of psyllium (per the package directions) before breakfast and dinner. It’s easy to experiment with the quantity to see what works best for you. I actually mix a half dose of Metamucil and a half dose of Konsyl, but the amount of psyllium is the same.

I take one Lomotil at bedtime to help me sleep through the night. I rarely take a bowel slower otherwise, unless I’ll be in a toilet-limited environment, like on a boat for a few hours.

Good luck!

Thank you Scott. I appreciate your help and the insight from your posts. I hadn't heard of Konsyl but looks like a good option for all-natural psyllium fiber. It's a good point that I need to be patient with my body healing so thanks for mentioning that. 

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