... i am one year post op and don't remember surgeon putting me on stool softeners after my resection. I had intermittent regular stools and soft mushy ones after my resection. It took a lot of time to figure out what foods were causing differences in my bowel movements. Keep a list of foods and BMs to determine a pattern. ... (2 replies)
... I had my resection nearly a year ago and to this day i still haven't got it sorted out. ... (8 replies)
... I am 9 weeks out from my resection and I am down to two or three BMs a day, and I'm thinking maybe this will be my new norm. Early on, I also had to go many times a day and urgently. ... (8 replies)
I had 2 1/2 feet removed -- but after 5 days in the hospital -- I went home and started taking psyllium twice daily to make me regular.
I had been taking it for many years prior to my resection. And, I also drink 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.
Taking a watr soluble Fiber supplement is safe to take daily and is a bulk forming agent that will firm up your stool.
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... secties"....how long before your bm's were "normal" after your surgery. ... (8 replies)
... The other thing I'm worried about is reading all the other posts about how much trouble people have with bowel movements after the surgery. I hope things don't get worse instead of better. How's that going for you? ... (10 replies)
... Hi Chandra...I didn't have liver surgery, but did have a bowel resection last April 24th and have been trying everything to stablize my bowel movements. ... (6 replies)
... Hi there - I've been reading up on this site for a few weeks now and wonder if anyone can help.
My husband (age 55) had major bowel resection with open surgery on Jan 7th (all of sigmoid colon and part of rectum removed). In the beginning the recovery seemed pretty slow, but now he's coming along in leaps and bounds.
However, he constantly feels like he needs to go to... (2 replies)
... I had open bowel resection on Nov. 5th. I also had problems with sections of my incision opening and oozing, but those eventually healed. ... (23 replies)
... Dear olseneagle....
I know how paranoid we can become with every gut/bowel symptom after a re-section. I, too, had an abcess (2 inches) and that certainly didn't happen over night. I'd lived with cramping, bloating, excessive gas for so long.....called it my IBS. Because I'd gotten so used to the symptoms...especially the pain and loose movements, I had no idea how... (22 replies)
... is when I had one of the worst attacks. I was sick with it for about a month and a half before getting the really bad pressure pains, night sweats, long painful bowel movements, and other symptoms. ... (22 replies)
... i seem to be a bit different...
i had my surgery in Nov. 05 and just was also diagnosed with endometriosis.
I am still almost 2 yrs later having issues going. Morning really hurts, probably due to having to go but also pressing on my endo affected ovary.
I have not found a diet that works consistently, and instead of going too much, its not enough with me....
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... I'm 7 months post-colostomy and still have multiple bms a day. Even more often than I eat. I don't eat breakfast and have three normal ones before I leave for work. I'm starting to have days when I don't go nearly as often. I really didn't even notice that until your post got me thinking about it. I think the average is probably 5-6/day now which is a great improvement from... (8 replies)
... Thanks Harry.....
I'm thinking my surgeon will have me start some sort of fiber regimen when I see him on Friday.
Linda (8 replies)
... Hi Maggie....
I'm feeling pretty good otherwise. Still a little sore, but so happy with my progress. Energy levels are low. Waiting for my stamina to come back!
Thanks so much,
Linda (8 replies)
... That is exactly how it was for me. I swear it was every time I ate anything--even a cracker--or it seemed like it. I don't really remember how long it took--probably several months before I became more regular.
How are you feeling otherwise?
Maggie (8 replies)
... I had a colon resection almost two years ago because of extensive diverticulosis. I only had one episode of diverticulitis but unfortunately I had a perforation with it. ... (14 replies)
... I had bowel resection surgery on July 3l because of diverticulitis. ... (6 replies)
... Hi, I am having a Bowel Resection on the 12th November, and I have a couple of questions. It will be done as open surgery. ... (0 replies)
... FOLLOW UP: Now 4 weeks post op
I feel great. BMs are normal for the first time in about 2 years. Post op discomfort is minimal. I have normal day activities but watch lifting anything to heavy still. Those pains I lived with almost daily are gone. I take the Konsyl fiber and eat plenty of fiber and drink at least 64 oz water daily. i figure when my urine becomes a darker... (3 replies)