Chronic bowel blockage and fragile intestines
I am a 80 year old woman who is 30 years post gastric bypass (one of the first where bowel was removed). I recently had surgery for kidney cancer, actual surgery, not robotic (got it all) but surgeon said he was more worried the condition my bowels were in. I had adhesions, and he called my bowels fragile. For the past 15 years, I have had bowel issues and three times have been hospitalized for “locked bowel.” Now, my bowels have lost the ability to push stool through. I take stool softeners 2x day and have been taking Duculax. At least three to four a night. Six when it hasn’t worked in a week. I know you will say talk to your doctor. I have. Primary dr was okay with Duculax, Digestive doc told me to take a full dose of Miralax every night for 30 days. I did for about a week and became so weak I needed help getting up. I do not think I empty my bowels completely and think I have stool stuck somewhere. Now for my questions: Any help with bowels that can not push? Something that would work without wiping me completely out. I get so dehydrated. Is there a medication or herb that would strengthen my actual bowels? I am in need of help. Except for this issue, I do pretty well. My husband and live on our own and I want to continue to do so. If you have read this far, thank you!