It's funny I remember whilst in hospital after the resection a doctor saying things (bms) won't ever be as they were before but she was wrong. I'm actually having better bms now than before resection and don't experience things like urgency or anything else untoward. It's hard to say how long it took because the advised low residue diet post surgery made me constipated as did chemo (compaction eww). But once chemo finished, my appetite was great, I could add fibre to my diet and haven't looked back since.
I had an laparoscopic anterior resection of my sigmoid colon, i believe they removed 10cm in total, so i'm thinking its pretty minor compared to others and might be why I don't have issues.
03/16 Dx Stage IIIC, sigmoid resection surgery,T3 N2b M0, 7/20 nodes, 4 tumor deposits, CEA 3.7, age 31
04-10/16 Folfox with delays and reductions
10/16 Post chemo CT scan shows two non specific spots (one liver, one lung)
11/16 Port removed
12/16 CEA 0.9