Caat55 wrote:So it sounds like similar issues to the initial surgery? Any abdominal work is a challenge? Is there a high risk of hernia?
CRguy wrote:Hey buddy I will jump in here as maybe your "future self"
BTDT since 2007
even now, about every 10-14 days I will get a "clean out" day
which is major clustering and soft formed to almost diarrhea
THEN after "cleaning" .... 2-3 days of normal / no problem BMs
then a shift to slightly more of a "CLUSTER" effect
good for a while and then ... wait for it ... clean out
definitely related to diet, activity etc..... BUTT still almost always about 10-14 days
I can handle it
I deal with it
IT GETS BETTER
one step at a time
NHMike wrote:Atoq wrote:So cool! Only a week to go, good luck with this last surgery!
It's hard to describe the feelings. Sometimes happy, sometimes odd, sometimes worried.
I have all of these Ostomy Supplies as well and I've been looking around the web to see what to do with them. Life with cancer changes you so much and then you get used to it and then you're fixed. Hopefully. I think that I'll still require a few months of recovery.
I was rather amazed at how fast you recovered as that isn't the norm from what I can tell.
Foreveryoung wrote:Mike - What did you do with those supplies? I just had my reversal and would rather donate the ostomy supplies than throw out.
NHMike wrote:...I am going to need to put together a diary so that I can track this stuff and look for patterns...
Just give yourself time to see where you are at in the next few months and what will work for you. The first thing I'm sure your surgeon will recommend is some type of fiber like Metamucil.
NHMike wrote:Anyone have a rough idea as to how long it took for the hole to close up?
NHMike wrote:For those that acquired control, how long did it take?
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