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... Hey Bo. I am about to undergo colon resection (ascending) and am horrified about the diet and bowel disfunction stories. I was always able to (and did) eat anything and everything, but I see that is about to change. My question is if we are given diets with rice and white bread - exactly the things we are usually told not to eat - how on earth do we get any nutrition? ... (19 replies)
... lmon, spinach, broccoli, blueberries, legumes, etc., but now from everything I read it is almost as if those are the foods that will now be my "enemies". How do colon resection people get any nutrients? ... (19 replies)
... I had my colon resection in June 2007. Through much trial and error, I've found I must restrict my diet. ... (19 replies)

... Chief, I am sorry to hear about your friend's suffering. I agree with you that everyone's reaction to the surgery is different, but I do think the medical community could be more helpful in offering suggestions. There are some common sympthoms and I'm sure they could research and advise. But we'll try to help each other out. I was more frequent in the beginning, and... (19 replies)
... There are days when I still have up to 10 movements a day and donot feel like I have eliminated everything. also very normal. Every inch of the colon is for a purpose and if some is removed changes will occur. Over time some improve. ... (19 replies)
... I am thinking now that each person is different in how the colon reponds to this surgery and what is needed to get it back to "normal". ... (19 replies)
... It's been 1 year since my surgery. I had 13 inches of colon and rectum removed. Doing OK, except I'm still dealing with rectal pressure, frequent bowel movements, and feeling like I can't fully eliminate. ... (19 replies)
... I had the same problem. Couldn't leave the house. Try digestive enzymes. I got NOW brand 'Chewzymes' because they had all the enzymes to digest protein, fat, carbs, and fiber. I've had two great days with no surprises. Hope this helps. (19 replies)
... Hi, I'm a little over a year out from resection. For my diarrhea, my doctor prescribed a bile salt binder. Cholestyramine. It soaks up fat before it gets to your lower intestine. It helped with diarrhea but caused other problems like major gas and still unpredictable bathroom trips. I researched digestive enzymes and am on my second day with them. The change is VERY... (19 replies)
... Hi, I'm a little over a year our from resection. For my diarrhea, my doctor prescribed a bile salt binder. It soaks up fat before it gets to your lower intestine. It helped with diarrhea but caused other problems like major gas and still unpredictable bathroom trips. I researched digestive enzymes and am on my second day with them. The change is VERY encouraging. No gas, no... (19 replies)
... My husband 68 stage 3 cc 2 1/2 years ago has taken flax oil and cottage cheese since surgery. He opted out of chemo, doing natural things, organic food, essiac tea, supplements. (19 replies)
... Hi, I couldn't keep the hospital one-month diet of no fiber as it constipated me severely. When I discovered papaya on regular bases it brought me back to life. After the initial month I used yogurt and started juicing (carrots, Granny Smith apples, beets, celery) and also made buckwheat soups with verity of vegetables. I also take raw vegetables. Does anyone here uses... (19 replies)
... Hi Dan, I too had a surgery in January and had similar problem for three days as the diet I was given (without fiber), white bread, white rice and such. After the initial three days I bought Docusate capsules to soften the stool. On top of that we bought papaya and eat it three times a day and the problem disappeared. But you are a long time after the surgery, what do you... (19 replies)
... After reading all the posts, it seems like I have the opposite probem. I had my surgery in January of this year and I am taking laxitives just to have a BM. I've had CT scans and even an endoscopy and my doc says there should be no problems. Stomach is very sour, nausea and constipation........doc can't find a problem.......anyone ever experienced ths? (19 replies)
... Metamucil every night after meal or just before sleeping, helps me in controling my BMs to 4-5 next day. If I skip metamucil, I get about 20 BM next to next day. I take about 1-2 tea spoon in 6 Oz of water. I stay away from spinach. If I take too many raw veg, then I increase my metamucil. (19 replies)
... I had an ileostomy reversal in July 08 and experienced many BM problems. I have had a signifigant improvement in the last three weeks by starting the following : 2 Teaspoons of Benefiber in my first cup of morning coffee 1 handful of Pistachio nuts every day 1 handful of Black seedles grapes every day 1 apple every day no beans of any kind I eat several slices of white... (19 replies)
... I was so happy to find this post. I'm not quite 3 mos. out from resection and I never know what kind of day I'll have and I've been very anxious about it. You've all given some helpful info here and I'll keep reading! thanks all! (19 replies)
... I am also ver reluctant to travel with anyone other than my family. 4 years later and I still can not be sure of what type of day it will be. Things are much improved but not by any means normal. As a mater of fact this past weekend I had a bad day. I do not eat lunch if we are out and I can not have easy access to a bathroon. Coping becomes easier as time goes on. But I... (19 replies)
... Bowel surgery can trigger IBS in some people. Also it can upset the normal function of the bowel for quite awhile - maybe years before it settles down totally for some people. Check out IBS diets that recommend soluble fibre as this type is more gentle on the gut and is helpful for both diarrhea and constipation. Look on the labels of fibre supplements to check for the right... (19 replies)
... Annie Thank you for replying to my question on diet. I've found that grapes, prunes, and watermelon give me a BAD day. Thanks for the advice on how to deal with the fact that things will never be the same. I thank God that my cancer was caught early, and I really appreciate the good days. I feel comfortable traveling with my husband, but I haven't traveled with friends... (19 replies)

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