Day 4 – 2pm

Went for a run this morning; that went all fine. Got back and felt really ‘full’ tried bowel movement and very little apart from air. I have decided not to push/strain although it is so, so tempting to clear the uncomfortable feeling. Another bath, soothing and after having some brunch I finally had some meaningful bowel movement; nothing major but pleasantly relieving. Stings like hell but it is better than feeling you are going to explode.

Very little blood now – I hope that’s a good sign.

Getting really impatient. I need to be on top of everything on Tuesday and have a busy week ahead of me from then onwards. Grr – backside hurry up and get better please…

Day 4 – 2pm

I keep taking ibuprofen …feeling much, much better

Things are actually much better now. Whereas when I woke up this morning thought I would have to ask the consultant to flip off the bands I am now confident that I can go through this and it will be ok. I have managed to sit down for almost four hours for a conference call this afternoon and I feel ok. Still taking 400mg of ibuprofen every four hours and this probably helping. I am also taking laxatives and have started taking Fybogel – a fibre laxative product we got from Boots.

So all in all it is much better now.

I keep taking ibuprofen …feeling much, much better