LARS. Any tips?

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Re: LARS. Any tips?

Postby taexali » Sun Feb 04, 2024 5:59 pm

For males 60+ with LARS here’s what I did:

Cut back on food and reduce it to the absolute minimum to survive.

If that fixes it, then slowly add back foodstuffs gradually to find the food that causes LARS problems and simply avoid eating it.

I cannot overeat no matter what my diet is: I must always be slightly hungry.

To disobey and even slightly overeat is taking a risk: welcome to the latrine!

If cutting back doesn’t fix the problem, and you end up living on Ensures, or an equivalent nutritional drink, then you’ll have to talk to a gastroenterologist.

I feel you pain.
Male 77 yrs.
DX 7/11/2007 at age 61 with Stage IVa Rectal with mets to lung
8/2007 to 9/2007 Chemo (Fufa?) & Radiation
12/2007 LAR + Colonic J-Pouch + Ileo
1/2008 to 9/2008 Chemo (Oxaliplatin) 15 Sessions!
11/2008 Ileo reversal
5/2009 Left lower lobectomy, with two(?) lymph nodes removed.
11/2022 Still NED
01/21 Skin Cancer- ugh!

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