Prior to my right hemicolectomy I had no clue that coffee had laxative effect.
Then after my surgery it took me a while to figure this out.
Unfortunately this effect is rather strong in my case.
When I go to the office I need a few cups of coffee through the day, that would result to a few trips to a bathroom.
Apparent solution to this issue is to stay at home, but I can't afford to retire right now.
Can you think of another way to mitigate this issue?
Do you believe that different ways to prepare coffee have different laxative effects?
For example, have you noticed any difference between black coffee and coffee with milk?
What about dripping coffee vs. espresso vs. instant coffee?
Does tea have the same laxative effect or not?
I am willing to switch to tea for my morning caffeine fix.
58 yo male at diagnosis: T1bN0M0, 0/15 nodes, low grade/moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma
03/2016 colonoscopy #1: 2 small polyps removed in left colon; CEA = 1.3
04/2016 colonoscopy #2: caecum sessile 3.5 cm polyp piecemeal removed with kind of clear margins
05/2016 "prophylactic" laparoscopic right hemicolectomy - bleeding, leak, infection
06/2017 CT scan, colonoscopy OK; CEA = 1.6
A lot of funny stuff discovered by CT scans in liver, kidney, lungs, arteries, gallbladder and a lymph node