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Dec 6, 2018 · Colon Cancer: Fecal Incontinence and Reversal Surgery in Colorectal Cancer

Following 12 months of dysfunctional LARS I have now had a permanent colostomy for over four months which is an improvement in QoL. More research needed on protocols re LARS towards accepting early on that the best solution is a permanent colostomy.

Feb 12, 2018 · Long term QOL re: bowel habits & Treatment/Surgical approaches in Colorectal Cancer

I had laprascopic surgery for stage 3 rectal cancer in Vancouver Canada in July 2016 and reversal surgery in July 2017 all went well but now I am in the midst of LARS and considering further surgery and a permanent colostomy as QoL with all the LARS symptoms of leakage, frequency, clustering and daipers is very troublesome. Anyone had this third op after reversal?

Sep 13, 2017 · Colon Cancer: Fecal Incontinence and Reversal Surgery in Colorectal Cancer

Dear Colleen, A fine Irish name. For a decade I was very happily a research professor at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland. It was indicated by my LAR/Reversal Surgeon here in Vancouver, Canada that the process of accomplishing reasonable bowel functionality
might take six months and I am thus at about the half-way point but worried that although there has been progress this is less than hoped-for and so I am researching routes forward. I'm ready to travel to the Mayo Clinic for an assessment perhaps in two months.
Meanwhile your thoughts on the PF treatment by SNES needles here in Vancouver would be much appreciated. Is this SNES treatment done in the USA? Best Regards David

Sep 13, 2017 · Colon Cancer: Fecal Incontinence and Reversal Surgery in Colorectal Cancer

Dear Colleen, A fine Irish name. For a decade I was very happily a research professor at Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland. It was indicated by my LAR/Reversal Surgeon here in Vancouver, Canada that the process of accomplishing reasonable bowel functionality might take six months and I am thus at about the half-way point but worried that although there has been progress this is less than hoped-for and so I am researching routes forward. I’m ready to travel to the Mayo Clinic for an assessment perhaps in two months. Meanwhile your though on the PF treatment by SNES needles here in Vancouver would be much appreciated. Best Regards David

Sep 13, 2017 · Colon Cancer: Fecal Incontinence and Reversal Surgery in Colorectal Cancer

Dear Colleen, Very many thanks. Today my pelvic floor physiotherapist here in Vancouver applied eight needles to my lower spine and buttocks for the fourth time to jump-start the sacral nerves via electrical impulses in order to enhance bowel functionality and also today tested the strength of my voluntary anal sphincter by my squeezing on her finger and then doing exercises of anal squeezing to jump-start the strengthening of my anus to enhance bowel control/functionality. Regards David

Sep 13, 2017 · Colon Cancer: Fecal Incontinence and Reversal Surgery in Colorectal Cancer

LAR July 29 2016; Reversal July 5 2017

Sep 13, 2017 · Colon Cancer: Fecal Incontinence and Reversal Surgery in Colorectal Cancer

Dear Colleen Very many thanks. I have had four sessions of SNES needles with electrical pulses via PF therapist here in Vancouver and also anal sphincter exercises to try to strengthen but inconclusive and much issue with cluster BM’s. Advice appreciated on FI treatment. David

Sep 12, 2017 · Colon Cancer: Fecal Incontinence and Reversal Surgery in Colorectal Cancer

I have fecal incontinence post rectal cancer LAR and reversal and seek advice