Hi everyone. This is my first post. On Aug. 6, I had pelvic reconstructive surgery (bladder suspension, bowel suspension, etc.). The surgeon told me to take senna to counteract the anesthesia and pain meds. I'm not sure if that's what started it or not, but I ended up back in the hospital on Friday, the 13th completely dehydrated as even ginger ale went right through me (Immodium didn't help). Because I had recently had surgery, the ER docs were worried that it might be an infection, so along with IV fluids, they bombarded me with 2 different antibiotics and did a CT scan which of course involved the barium drink. I was admitted and was classified as NPO (nothing by mouth) as I was still going thanks to the barium drink, until Sunday afternoon when I was upgraded to 'full liquids.' I tolerated liquids well and was given solids on Monday morning. I seemed to be fine -- no pain or diarrhea. I then had lunch (1/2 a sandwich) and was released Monday afternoon, feeling better. The doctor told me it wouldn't be a bad idea to stay on liquids for another couple of days, but I decided to try to eat. By the way, I have not had any appetite, so when I did eat, it was very little. The first time, I was fine until the next morning when cramps woke me up. Now I'm back to pain and diarrhea after anything I put in my mouth. During the course of this whole episode, I have been given completely different advice from many RN's and docs. I also battle with depression and have been extremely weepy (just thinking about it can make me cry). My recovery from the surgery has been slowed by all of this too as I am still having pain from that. My stomach is very tender and sore; I'm weak and run down and I am sooooooo sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have lost quite a bit of weight, which I had been trying to do before all of this, so I'm not bothered by that, just the way it's happening.Any suggestions????