firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:Hi there,
I had a right hemicolectomy in March 08 after my appendictomy showed a carciniod tumour. The operation itself took a couple of months to get over (prob because of having 2 major surgeries within 4 weeks of each other). The scar is long but has healed very well as is kinda faint and white which is good (im a 2 yr old female and sometimes worry bout people noticing this on me) however most say how impressed they are at how faint it is.
However I have experienced some problems since my op - tthey believe that it may have caused me to have an irritable bowel where it doesn't like certain foods (im yet to discover what foods these are), but the main problem has been stomach pains and back pains (all over), i was recentley admitted to the hospital due to the pains and have been told that the problem is down to bile. The side of the bowel ive had removed deals with the bile and makes sure its doing its job properly, however as this part is now removed this bile is causes problems and i have an excess of it - so have been put on sachets called Questran that soak up the bile - they are working and the pain is subsiding and im able to go back to work this week. At the moment im on 3 sachets a day but once its all been soaked up and the pain leaves, then i'll be on one sachet a day forever to ensure that the bile stays under control. this is a bit of a pain but if it keeps the actual pains away then its well worth it. Has anyone else experineced these bile problems ???
bking wrote:I had a right side Hemi-colonectomy (because of large pre-cancerous polyps discovered with colonoscopy) and gall bladder removal on April 14, 2009. The path reports on the polyps came back benign and the gall bladder was unremarkable except for gall stones. After staying in the hospital for 5 days I went home for a week. I lost about 23 pounds. I developed a hematoma and had to return to the hospital where they placed a drain tube in me for three days (5 day stay). During this time I was taking a 28 day supply of Avelox as antibiotic. Since then I've had a mass on my right side and some pain, soreness and discomfort. I returned to the doctor for CT scans, etc. and have been told that it was slowly decreasing in size. I've been told to try and live with the condition and that it would eventually go away but that it might take several months, otherwise they'd have to go in surgically and remove it which could have complications. I returned to work full time three weeks ago and have managed to tolerate the discomfort by taking Tylenol from time to time and Loricet. I was given Zanax for anxiety. My bowels move consistantly as they did before the surgery, my kidneys function as they should, I have no fever and I eat whatever I want to. My incision has healed without problems but I am living with the irritation of a pain in my side 24/7. I am curious if anyone else has been in a similar position and/or does anyone disagree with my treatment?
lorjoe wrote:my husband had a hemicolectomy 12 yrs ago and is still having diarrhea. they said it would subside within 3wks it never
did. he had a carcoid tumor they found it after appendicitis