My surgeon's office didn't answer because his secretary was waiting for my surgeon to call her back. I wish she had told me that instead of not answering. I just talked to my surgeon only to find out that all of this time I haven't been taking enough metamucil! I was taking a teaspoon or a scoop(according to the package directions) instead of the two tablespoons in the morning and evening that he wanted me to take. He also said add colace 100mg twice a day if metamucil doesn't work. He said all of my pain and bloating is most likely due to constipation. I checked with my pharmacist and she said the docusate I have is colace just under another name. I didn't think I was constipated because I have been having small bowel movements several times a day some days and none at all other days. I still don't know what's normal for me. I really hope the metamucil and colace(if needed) help!
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!