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Mar 4, 2019 · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

I have had two CTs since my surgery due to pain. They couldn't find anything either.

Mar 4, 2019 · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

That's exactly how surgeons react to complications that don't involve the surgery. Mine told me that I'm healthy and recovering well. I'm not.

Mar 4, 2019 · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

This helped a lot. I've been severely constipated since the surgery. I have no urge to go without laxatives. I was prescribed LInzess and told to take Milk of Magnesia when I need it. I need it at least every three days. I get horrible stomach pain that feels like trapped gas. I can't eat when this happens and I've lost a lot of weight. Sometimes it happens before I eat, at times after. Gas-X helps, but the pain leaves me afraid to eat anything.

I was told my surgery would "give me my life back" and that I would be able to eat what I wanted. So far, that's definitely not the case. I also obsess over this and spend way too much time online trying to diagnose myself. I expected my body to have changed after the surgery, but I didn't expect chronic constipation and abdominal pain.

Mar 3, 2019 · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

Jackie, can I ask what stomach issues you were having?

Mar 1, 2019 · Redundant / Tortuous Colon in Digestive Health

Miralax does not work for me or maybe I'm not patient enough to wait 4 days for it to work. I take Linzess and Milk of Magnesia when that doesn't work as well.

Mar 1, 2019 · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

I bought Senna tea. I haven't tried it yet.

Mar 1, 2019 · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

I definitely would welcome going several times a day. I've been taking Milk of Magnesia and Linzess. The Milk of Magnesia always works, but often uncomfortable and hard to clean. The Linzess works sporadically, but when it does, I barely make it to the bathroom.

Mar 1, 2019 · Problems 3 months after colon resection surgery: Help in Colorectal Cancer

I'm also 3 months post op. I'm always having some kind of pain. I just had my 2nd CAT scan since the surgery. Everything looks fine, all my labs are fine. I'm still severely constipated. I know I needed this surgery, but I still can't help regretting it.