I had a colostomy too, and our cases are similar, though I am Stage 2B. My reversal was on July 14, and I would say that the BMs decrease significantly each day. My rectum was left intact, so I had good control, but in the first 2 weeks I would just go out for very short errands. I also trained myself to sit in the toilet in the morning after my coffee whether I had the urge or not. I’d say that I am pretty much back to normal BM (1 or 2xs a day). Walking is key. When are you planning to go back to work? I’d say that after 4 weeks, you’d have a better idea about your BM routine, and you wouldn’t need to be limited to low residue diet.
As for eating, eat small amounts throughout the day. Introduce vegetables little by little and don’t eat too much of it in one sitting. A month after reversal, feeling so good and normal, I made the mistake of eating a (raw) kale and quinoa bowl for brunch from my favorite place and a Korean rice bowl in the evening with LOTs of vegetables. I ended up in ER the following day with an obstruction.
DX Feb. ‘21 CC IIB @ 51
Jan. ‘21 ER surgery, temp. colostomy
0/24 lymph nodes
PNI: not identified
March ‘21 started 4 rounds of CAPOX
06/17/21 last day of CAPOX
06/25/21 CT scan clear
CEA: @ dx 4, post surgery 1.9, post chemo: 2.9; 09/21: 1.5
07/14/21 colostomy reversal
09/24/21 CT clear
MSS, RAS/RAF wild, PIK3CA mutant