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@eastham1995

I JUST had an anterior resection. as I had. small cancer. My surgeon is brilliant and compassionate. She is away on vacation. My hospital care left a lot to be desired. Any tips for care at home? Foods to avoid? I'm a nurse practitioner and obviously know quite a bit. However, I'm a patient now. Thanks for any tips!

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Welcome, @eastham1995. While we wait for others like @annejacobsen and @shilo to join in, I thought you'd appreciate this article written by a clinician become patient.

– Eating with Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) https://fightcolorectalcancer.org/blog/eating-with-lars/

It sounds like diet is largely trial and error and what works for you and based on the specific symptoms you're experiencing. What symptoms are you finding most challenging? Have you discovered foods that you have to avoid?

My first question is if you have an ileostomy after your surgery? How long has it been since your surgery?