I had UC, am 72 years old and almost two months out from my takedown. I feel good and have been going to the gym almost every day. I have been careful on what I have been eating, introducing fiber slowly but surely. I am having anywhere from 4-5 bowel movements per 24 hour period. The stool is not liquid and somewhat formed. So I think most everything is on track
However I have experienced some problems and wanted to know if anyone out there has been through the same and have some suggestions.
- Leakage at night. The leakage seems to come after I get a sharp shooting pain in my right side and then I feel it traveling through the intestines. It is like I need to pass gas. I take Metamucil in the morning and Imodium liquid before bed and that appears to slow things down. I wear Depends and place a piece of toilet tissue between my cheeks to catch small amounts of leakage. Not sure what else to do at this point. But the pain and leakage occurs several times at night and keeps me awake.
- Passing gas. I still have problems passing gas especially if I am standing. However I have found that if I lie on my right side I can pass gas easily, but sometimes a small amount of stool will come out along with the gas.
I did not have these problems when I had went for my post-op exam and my next meeting with my doctor is April 10th.
Any advice or recommendations would be appreciated.