Basil wrote:How much rectum did they resect on you? Apparently my tumor hit the sweet spot and I'm left with only 10%. That's obviously a bad sign for bowel performance but the other variables (age, sphincter elasticity, no radiation) break in my favor.
BTW, I had my reversal yesterday and have had five or six liquid BMs. Things are still slow and the pain meds aren't helping on that front, so I'm waiting for the storm to begin.
Maelleous wrote:Latest update. Been pretty good. Flew to Pittsburgh to get my quarterly CT scans. Trip was uneventful with bowel issues. After I drank the stuff for the contrast I had some bowel issues for a little while that afternoon. I notice if I am forced to hold it for a good while, it seems to help.
High Resolution CT Scans were all clear, so very happy about that.
One thing that I notice, and I forgot to mention to the doctor that kinda freaks me out sometimes is that in the toilet after I go I think I see blood pooled at the bottom but upon looking very closely it is not blood but is either mucus or runny brown that seeped off the poo. It is a orangish brown typically. My stool is mostly formed, but looser than regular ones before all the surgeries which could be part of it. One particular toilet in my house seems to make it more visible, I don't seem to notice it in other toilets, so maybe it is just the way that toilet is shaped. Also I don't ever see anything streaked on the poos like I did when I had cancer. I literally just was scanned and had my blood checked etc, yesterday so I don't know why I let it make me nervous lol --- I guess that is part of life going forward!
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