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Total abdominal colectomy

Posted by @obrkatie, Tue, Jan 16 6:16pm

Hello,my name is Katie and I’m new to this group and hoping to find out some information that might help me along with my journey. I’m 39 and In May 2016 I had a Total abdominal colectomy. Everything went fine and I healed well and when I hit my year mark I was doing great. About 7 months ago I have started having stomach pain, burning in my stomach and below my chest. I have seen my GI doctor and have had so many tests done, have done a clean diet nothing has helped. I’m also tired all of the time and no energy. My GI doctor has finally said he didn’t know what else to do. Same with my dietitian. Suggestions?

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I would watch the food you eat. Surprisingly they can cause fatigue. I read and follow The Health Ranger, Mike Adams. Excellent for answers concerning problems like this. Many foods have contaminants that make us sick and tired. Could be lack of minerals like Magnesium /Calcium. Very informative site. His supplementreference.com has so many illness on and natural remedies plus signs/symptoms with natural remedies. Backed up by medical studies that you can find all the material for. That is what I like as a nurse. Not to go blindly into something but look at the research. Pray you find out what it is nut maybe this site can help.

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@jlfisher56

I would watch the food you eat. Surprisingly they can cause fatigue. I read and follow The Health Ranger, Mike Adams. Excellent for answers concerning problems like this. Many foods have contaminants that make us sick and tired. Could be lack of minerals like Magnesium /Calcium. Very informative site. His supplementreference.com has so many illness on and natural remedies plus signs/symptoms with natural remedies. Backed up by medical studies that you can find all the material for. That is what I like as a nurse. Not to go blindly into something but look at the research. Pray you find out what it is nut maybe this site can help.

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Katie — Keep trying, don’t give up. Ask a holistic Dr., keep googling and searching odd information sources that don’t seem related. Be calm, don’t panic and add stress because the body is very sensitive to any tension. Meditate, think CALM. You are young to have this (I am 86!) Joan

Hello @obrkatie,

It sounds like you are still dealing with frustrating symptoms after your surgery; thank you for taking the time to share your concerns. We have a few discussions on Connect, which you may wish to view:
– colectomy 5 months ago https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/colectomy-5-months-ago/
– I had a colectomy two years ago and still have terrible pain https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/i-had-a-colectomy-two-years-ago-and-still-have-terrible-pain/
– Should I have a colectomy? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/should-i-have-a-colectomy/

I would like to invite back @arletta, @needhope @wishingforhealth @gaylordgout @cindymw100, @pattiann61, @apriltbo1995, and @emiller2, as they may be able to offer more insight, and share their experiences about colectomy surgery.

Here is some information from Mayo Clinic, as well:
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/colectomy/about/pac-20384631

@obrkatie, may I ask why you had to undergo a total colectomy? Did you have any other procedures (as part of colectomy)?

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