Hi Again, thanks to those who posted advice on constipation solutions. I think I'll have to cut the cheese...sorry...couldn't resist! I've been eating cottage cheese for lunch and perhaps that's the culprit. Also, I'll try prune juice which is not so bad to the tastebuds. There is so much trial and error on this road to my new normal. If these don't work then I'll try the drugs.
Has any body ever mentioned that you can buy a toilet-to-bidet conversion kit? We bought one for our toilet and that's the best thing I could have done for myself after the takedown. I wish I could have one at work. It makes clean-up easier and saves the back side from over wiping. The drawback, especially now that we're going into the winter months, is that the water is cold! But it's worth it for the clean up in those hard to reach areas.
Last question: where on this website do you fill out the info about your DX, treatments etc that are listed at the bottom of a post? I've looked all over the place for the form and can't find it.
Thanks again. Judy
DX 3-11-2008, age 50
Surgery 4-10-2009, removed rectum,
1/15 lymph nodes, IIIA, temp. ileo.
28 radiation treatments w/5FU
8 treatments w/folfox,
3 w/o oxi
Reversal surgery 5-13-2009
NED - Praise be to God!