Its been a couple of months since surgery. I felt like I was bullied into it... no wait and see or support to find alternatives.
The surgeon told my children I would die if I didn't have surgery. I had no time to find out more... however tumours like mine can take 5-10 years to develop. Lots unecessary panic, fear and stress during diagnosis> prognosis weeks.
Today is the first time I have heard of the LARS abbreviation. The real consequences of surgery were not explained not known either?... only the scientific assumptions of not having immediate surgery. ( no one keeps statistics on remissions or successful science based drug /surgery fre cures do they? Surgeons don't really care what happens to you after the surgery... they're thinking about their social standing and holidays.
They are arrogant enough to think they've cured you (especolly the one I had
I supposed that problems would resolve a few months afterwards .. I really wasnt given enough info. before and was really appalled to read a how long issues are suffered after surgery when I discovered this site in Dec.
I've read that seratonin and 5HTP can help nerve transmission. ....resection surgery removes not just a percentage of the colon which function is adjust the preparatory consistency of stool, and sometimes removes much of the rectum which temp. holds/shelves faeces prior to evacuation - it also removes and disturbs colorectal nerves which I've read are more numerous than around the spinal cord... so impulses to the brain to pass wind/stool are affected.
I still have post surgical neuropathy.. kind of half numb and half pain around nethers and left buttock, which not one nurse of doctor could advise me about!
Its lessening but taking a long healing time, despite a couple months of homeopathic Calendula, Arnica & Hypericum 200c...
Fortunately pathology was clear, so no chemo, which I read does further and perm. damage to bowel & sphincter function.
I'm seeing a GP tmr. I will ask about enemas, psyllium husk, dietition and biofeedback exercise. Don't want any more (opiate/drying) drugs - Post-surgical constipation was worse than childbirth!
I found high dose vit C, (ascorbic acid & MSM powder), helped as a laxative with healing benefits.
(I was trialling high orthomolecular dosages of of Vit C & B3 earlier in the year to help with inflammation and osteoarthritis problems).
Vit C is not a spasmodic laxative - works by drawing more fluid into the colon. (Also taken with magnesium is a reccommended natural laxative solution for IBS problems). But since the surgery I've found I'm now unable to take the therapeutic doses of ascorbic acid & MSM I would like because of colon replumbing.
(I was able to tolerate a needed 3x 1000mg doses ascobic acid per day)... maybe i can try taking psyllium along with it? &/Or trying a buffered ascobate or more expensive lyposomal fom of vit C?
Fed up with wearing pads and fearing public embarrasment. Hours on the loo... I bought a cushioned toilet seat!.. Being
woken up by bowel urge and accidents... not being able to eat healthy, raw ,(anti cancer) veggies/salads..gas bloating etc
The thought of this going on for years and never really resolving depresses me.
I feel like my body has been mutilated with no.consideration for my wish to try other solutions
Doing pelvic floor 2/3× day was instinctive after the ensuing continence probs of childbirth ...it's helping a bit.
No one has mentioned (Bentonite or other) clay which has other benefits to just firming up stool . I am about to try it and will post again if its helpful.
(NB Should be taken seperately from any probiotics or will limit/prevent their absorption in the GI tract). 1 tspn-tablespoon recommended in juice before
White rice/ rice noodles, buckwheat, oat porridge, pearl barley, any potatoes help prevent diarrhea . (I generally avoid meat, dairy and wheat)... Limiting dietary protein to bone broth, tofu, little eggs and fish to minimise acidity. Veg and fruit like bananas, mangos, nori, avocados are better than leafy /cruciferous greens.
I dare not eat dried fruit or beans