Some days I have more energy than others. I have to be careful not to overdo it. I walk around my apartment. I tire very easily and feel very weak some days. Also the pain is better some days and worse others. When my asthma is acting up I feel especially weak. I've had to use my inhaler two days in a row. I hope I'm not getting a cold because when I get a cold it makes my asthma much much worse. I eat but don't have much of an appetite. I have to be careful how I bend because bending too much hurts. I just take it one day at a time. I drink lots of fluids, use metamucil and a stool softener, and try to eat more fiber. I know it takes a while to recover from colon resection.
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured!