by Just.GiGi » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:39 pm
Not sure where to post this so starting here. Colon surgery May 5th this year 2016, 6 inches of colon removed. My question is should my plumbing be working better by now? BM's are difficult, pushing (like pushing a mac truck) does not always produce results. It is like things move once it gets past a certain point. (I can actually feel feces sliding when it hits that point) The resection was done about 6 inches up from rectum and that is the amount that finally passes. About 1 to 2 inches, every 20 to 30 minutes and finally about 6 inches. Then good until I eat again. Still certain foods cause abdominal pain, black-eyed peas, black beans, raw foods. I have tried Milk of Magnesia, prunes, stool softeners but no change. Most things well cooked don't bother me. But I want to go to work and can not until this is resolved. I don't eat if I go out since the battle starts, pressure like I have to go (painful to sit or ride in car), then bathroom time where serious pushing starts. Give up, try again in 20 minutes, may take 3 or 4 tries, finally 1 or 2 inches pass, then third try 6 inches pass. Then ok until I eat again. My surgeon said the colon has to learn to work again, but how long does that take? The feces is not hard/chalky/black etc. it is normal. It is just not moving down like it use to before surgery. Any input/help would be appreciated.
diagnosed CC from colonoscopy
small polyp removed, Doc said surprised to find cancer cells
pathology report positive
Surgery May 2016
6 " of colon removed/resection
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