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by michellem
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Laproscopic sigmoid resection rectopexy, constipation, complications, daily enemas
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: Laproscopic sigmoid resection rectopexy, constipation, complications, daily enemas

Consider me in your corner as a fellow sufferer of similar complications. I have been doing the daily enemas, too, after trying every medication anyone suggested. Things that are supposed to fix constipation seem to only increase my pain without inducing BMs in a reasonable period of time (I can't w...
by michellem
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low anterior resection, complete constipation, daily enema, but still in pain
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Low anterior resection, complete constipation, daily enema, but still in pain

Tammylayne, yes, thanks for weighing in! So many rely on your expertise. I absolutely am not adverse to medications -- just have had little success (Amitiza, docusate sodium, magnesium supps, Linzess). I have tried Gas X, but possibly not in exact combination of what I am doing now. Will have to con...
by michellem
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low anterior resection, complete constipation, daily enema, but still in pain
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Re: Low anterior resection, complete constipation, daily enema, but still in pain

A note to ams5796. Thanks so much for sharing your experience! It is some salve to have company in the misery. For some reason, the board won't let me reply to your Private Message privately, so I'm hoping you see my "thank you" here. I'll be interested to see if you try the FODMAP elimina...
by michellem
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Low anterior resection, complete constipation, daily enema, but still in pain
Replies: 5
Views: 1254

Low anterior resection, complete constipation, daily enema, but still in pain

Hi, rectum-less friends. My loop ileostomy was reversed March 2013 (j-pouch, which I assume disrupted the sigmoid). I have never been able to re-establish reasonable bowel function. Defagram showed mild pelvic floor issues but none of the real coordination problems that would indicate biofeedback wo...
by michellem
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Colon Talk - Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) support forum
Topic: Radiation: An Open Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3098

Re: Radiation: An Open Discussion

Hi, everyone. I am new here, but have already seen a lot of great insights in Jaynee’s posts. I like my rad onc a lot and we communicate fairly well. Still ... 1) Told that radiation causes your skin to thin and to dry out? No. Told not to apply moisturizers in the field within 4 hours of tx? Yes. 2...

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