Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help

Posted by joyce1 @joyce1, Feb 25, 2017

Three months after colon resection I had a severe stomach this morning and have not had a bowl movement yet. This is the first time this has happened. So far things have been good

Thank you so much. It definitely eases worry when there are others to talk to that are going through the same symptoms. Thank you for your time. I'll keep you posted.

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Well it has been almost 4 months post op for sigmoid colon resection . I now find out that I have gallstones and will have to have gallbladder surgery!! UGH ! Will it ever end ?? I just want to feel good again and get my life back !!!! Just complaining…..

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@mizreehop1896

Well it has been almost 4 months post op for sigmoid colon resection . I now find out that I have gallstones and will have to have gallbladder surgery!! UGH ! Will it ever end ?? I just want to feel good again and get my life back !!!! Just complaining…..

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Please remember you are not alone.

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@kowalski

Please remember you are not alone.

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Thank you…. I know there are so many out there a lot worse than me. I just need a break from all of this. My husband has a hernia that needs attention …but now we have to wait on possible Gallbladder surgery…..we will be able to look after one another.

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Had bowel resection 4 years ago. As long as I have one packet of Miralax and 2 stick packets of Fiber 2 Go in my coffee every day, I am mostly good. My empathy to those not doing as well.

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@mizreehop1896

Well it has been almost 4 months post op for sigmoid colon resection . I now find out that I have gallstones and will have to have gallbladder surgery!! UGH ! Will it ever end ?? I just want to feel good again and get my life back !!!! Just complaining…..

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Will it ever end? I think the same thing pretty much daily an I'm not the one with cancer. My husband is. I hope you never feel like you are complaining here. I haven't been here long but everyone here is wonderful and THEY GET IT!
prayers for you and your husband. Its wonderful to hear "WE TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER"

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Reassured by others experiences. I had section 2 months ago. Things have gone pretty well, I am almost worried now that I have been too active and maybe have herniated myself or some such, but maybe not reading some of the posts here.

All was going well, started off obviously with pain and the like and it felt like I had to break in a new stomach. Transitioned from low fibre to my normal high fibre diet (I am vegan) and like I say all was going well. the external wound took a while to stop seeping and the external swelling was still taking it's time to go down, but I felt I was getting stronger and was lifting moving heavy stuff, but not really heavy stuff the sort I would do if I was fully back. I am 53 and pretty fit and I fellt ok. Now suddenly out of the blue, I seem to have a lot of stomach pain, not just the usual crampy stuff but really quite painful sharp pain. It almost feels like I have gone back to the beginning of my recovery ins some ways. Spoke to the doc, reading between the lines, until I start getting constipated or vomiting, indicating a blocked bowel, there's not a lot they can do as it could be 'many things'. All seems to be ok though in terms of function, regualr bowel movements, a little too regular perhaps, but good solid stools and no diaarohea. A small amount of nausea, but that's all. Just worried that I may have herniated myself through stupidity, but reading these posts maybe what I am feeling is not that unusual.

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@johnmcgeechan

Reassured by others experiences. I had section 2 months ago. Things have gone pretty well, I am almost worried now that I have been too active and maybe have herniated myself or some such, but maybe not reading some of the posts here.

All was going well, started off obviously with pain and the like and it felt like I had to break in a new stomach. Transitioned from low fibre to my normal high fibre diet (I am vegan) and like I say all was going well. the external wound took a while to stop seeping and the external swelling was still taking it's time to go down, but I felt I was getting stronger and was lifting moving heavy stuff, but not really heavy stuff the sort I would do if I was fully back. I am 53 and pretty fit and I fellt ok. Now suddenly out of the blue, I seem to have a lot of stomach pain, not just the usual crampy stuff but really quite painful sharp pain. It almost feels like I have gone back to the beginning of my recovery ins some ways. Spoke to the doc, reading between the lines, until I start getting constipated or vomiting, indicating a blocked bowel, there's not a lot they can do as it could be 'many things'. All seems to be ok though in terms of function, regualr bowel movements, a little too regular perhaps, but good solid stools and no diaarohea. A small amount of nausea, but that's all. Just worried that I may have herniated myself through stupidity, but reading these posts maybe what I am feeling is not that unusual.

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Hey @johnmcgeechan, I was wondering if you've noticed any change in the pain and nausea over the past week? Might it have just been a strain?

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@colleenyoung

Hey @johnmcgeechan, I was wondering if you've noticed any change in the pain and nausea over the past week? Might it have just been a strain?

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it has improved, but still get twinges. definitely settled down thoug. It feels like a waiting game. hoping it's nothing more sinister.

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@theresak

Hello to all, I had a total of my Sigmoid colon and 4 extra inches removed on Feb. 4th. My surgery went fantastic as well as recovery. Almost no pain and my recovery has gone well. Yesterday I began having twinges in the lower left quadrant where the Sigmoid was. Today it is still there, wondering if this is normal or should I be concerned?

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Hi I am 76. I am having Sigmoid surgery 8-5-20. I almost died from infection,severe diverticulitis back in April. I have bad RA. I am so scared to have the surgery but the Dr. said up to me. I am taking a chance on it rupturing if I don’t have the surgery. I read where so many people seem worse now after having the surgery.
My Dr. told me I could go awhile maybe even the rest of my life it not bother me or may rupture,not make it to the hospital.
I am so scared. I usually house back real fast but this one has me scared.
Would love to hear from you. Be blessed,be safe!!

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Hi All!
I am scheduled to have a right hemicolectomy this August 31, 2020 and I am scared. Doctor found a pre-cancerous, polyp in my appendix and moved to major surgery. I am feeling great and have no issues but polyp cannot be removed by colonoscopy so operation is the solution. At first I thought I was looking at something like an appendectomy but surgeon said he will be removing a third of my large intestine plus lymphs! Surgeon said this assure all possible signs of possible cancer removed and better blood circulation to remaining area. He said I should expect a full recovery but after reading some posts here, do not know if I should believe this…. I'm 54 and praying for a quick and full recovery…. for my wife and kid's sake (daughter 14, son 12)

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I had colon resection surgery back in February 2019. I took Miralax daily for several months after surgery to help keep things moving. I eventually didn't need it anymore, but I also added more fiber to my diet. I add both chia seeds and flax seeds to my diet on a daily basis. I have also tried limiting my meat intake and started juicing vegetables. I have at least one bm daily which is much more than I ever did prior to surgery (I used to go days without having bm prior to my surgery). It is difficult to change ones diet, but I believe it does help. Good luck!

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@mikasan

Hi I am 76. I am having Sigmoid surgery 8-5-20. I almost died from infection,severe diverticulitis back in April. I have bad RA. I am so scared to have the surgery but the Dr. said up to me. I am taking a chance on it rupturing if I don’t have the surgery. I read where so many people seem worse now after having the surgery.
My Dr. told me I could go awhile maybe even the rest of my life it not bother me or may rupture,not make it to the hospital.
I am so scared. I usually house back real fast but this one has me scared.
Would love to hear from you. Be blessed,be safe!!

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If you decided to have the surgery, I hope you are having a quick and full recovery. Sending some prayers your way.

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@mouse1

Hi All!
I am scheduled to have a right hemicolectomy this August 31, 2020 and I am scared. Doctor found a pre-cancerous, polyp in my appendix and moved to major surgery. I am feeling great and have no issues but polyp cannot be removed by colonoscopy so operation is the solution. At first I thought I was looking at something like an appendectomy but surgeon said he will be removing a third of my large intestine plus lymphs! Surgeon said this assure all possible signs of possible cancer removed and better blood circulation to remaining area. He said I should expect a full recovery but after reading some posts here, do not know if I should believe this…. I'm 54 and praying for a quick and full recovery…. for my wife and kid's sake (daughter 14, son 12)

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If you have vetted your surgeon and are satisfied with that, sometimes we just need to have faith in their ability and leave the rest to God and trust you will heal properly. Have a positive attitude that science will work in your favor.

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@musicflowers4u

If you have vetted your surgeon and are satisfied with that, sometimes we just need to have faith in their ability and leave the rest to God and trust you will heal properly. Have a positive attitude that science will work in your favor.

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Thank you! I need to keep reminding myself, I cannot control everything in my life. I must leave things in God's hands, pray for the best and be positive. I do have great family support. Thank you!

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