Update on my condition

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Hi everyone . For those that remember me, I thought I would update on my story. Bowel resection and temporary Iliostomy . I have been doing well except for dehydration, common with Iliostomy. I have had another hospital stay for 2 nights for rehydration a week ago. Felt so much better when I came home. Surgeon said he's bringing forward my op for reversal because of this problem to the 1 st of August. I can't tolerate any drugs for slowing output, tried all the recommended foods etc. goodness knows how I'll get to that date without another stay for hydration, which I don't want. I'm already getting headaches, nausea and the rest. It's only 18 days away, so I cannot wait for it to be here. Anyway, that's me updated. I would ask for any hints, but I think I've literally tried everything. I'll keep everyone posted. 

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    I hope the time goes fast for you and keep us updated! I can imagine your frusration..
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      Jenny it is so hard. 17 days to keep rehydrated. So difficult. It depletes me. I already feel the effects and I had rehydration a week ago! Just got to press on, and if I need rehydrated in hospital, so be it. It's just the effects until I get to that stage ?? Thanks for the encouragement. Really helps. 

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      Stay strong and focusedsmile, and yes do whatever needs to be done, and just keep writing here when you need to talk it out, we are all here for you!
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    Thanks for the update Keep us informed Surgeons and GI setting up the same procedure for me I think on the 24th Third flare up 2 months they say it is urgent that I have part of my sigmoid colon removed I do colonoscopy next Wednesday Any advice from you would b appreciated! I'm 60 and other than DD in fairly good health

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      ellen please feel free to private message me if you need to, I have done that myself. Or ask on this forum, I'm happy either way. More than happy to share anything, and be of help. And although I have had some hiccups, I am recovering well. It's great to speak to someone who has actually been through it. 

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      Thanks Rhiannon I don't know how to private message but my daughter is coming to c me this afternoon and I will have her show me thank you for answering I'm really scared and about this colonoscopy and surgery

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