I am 7 weeks post surgical subtotal colonectomy caused from abscess & perforartion from diverticulitis. For the most part I did well I think, 8 days in hospital because bowels wouldnt wake up. Diarrhea was the norm for me before surgery, now I seem to have hard infrequent stools and I am bloated & crampy. I have been on 1 Tblspn Metamucil daily since about wk 4 post surgery. I rarely pass gas, & am bloated like about 6 mths pregnant. No appetite. Surgeons MA ordered 1 Tblsp Mirolax added to fiber which I've taken two days now. Had very small softer bm this morning, disappointing. Should I be worried? I had to go back to work this week which is a physical job & this week has been difficult. My surgeon is 300 miles away. can I take an enema or laxative like ducalax? Any info would be helpful, thanks. Karen
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