I told the doctor yesterday about my problems.
He said don't take anything but Fleet enema.
His reason was you don't want to expand the bowels to much after surgery.
I’ll try the hot water like you and Jean talked about.
Rosemary is right. Warm water is great. I put a couple of slices of lemon in mine and drink it as hot as I can stand it. Also, because I am very lax about eating the yogurt I got acidophilus from the health food store. 1/4 tsp. in a bit of water every morning on days when I know I will not be eating yogurt. They also sent me home with colace which is a stool softener and told me to take it every day.
Hope you feel better quickly.
I'm not pushing this, but just letting you know what's out there. I take something called All-Flora by "New Chapter"
This stuff could gag a maggot, so when you don't have an appetite, it might be hard to force down.
I take about a baby spoon dissolved in water. My naturopath says it's awesome stuff.
Anyway, I can vouche for it's effectiveness against constipation first hand. Not pushing you, but there is stuff out there that might help with the bowels and restoring balance of the intestinal flora. I would recommend asking your doctor about it first, though.