And the good news is that life is getting back to normal again. It seems likely that what had happened was that I had managed to overdose myself with Loperamide, completely shutting down my digestive system in the process.
Two days without any Loperamide, and everything is working (sort of) normally again. On one level it’s been both an unpleasant and worrying experience. But if I look on the bright side (always a good move) I can console myself with the view that my body must be continuing to adapt to the surgery that it’s been through, and is now needing less Loperamide to keep running smoothly.
From my perspective, I’m still hoping that I’ll eventually end up (in a year or two’s time) not needing to take any regular medication, so I can view this as another small step towards that goal. The only difficulty is that right now I need to find a way to take less Loperamide, without swinging wildly the other way, and being tied to toilets all the time.
I foresee some experimentation with both my Loperamide dose, and the scheduling of my tablet-taking in my near future!