Permanent digestive changes after colon resection

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RE: Permanent digestive changes after colon resection

by Pablo507 on Mon Jun 19, 2017 03:03 PM

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I am so sorry to learn about your delicate health issues. I too have had a Colon Resection and an Ileostomy Takedown. Truly uncomfortable, embarrassing and understandable. Have you tried taking Imodium (Loperamide)? I am down to one Imodium every other week for smooth bowel movements. Sometimes I go through loose stools. I still use bed pads in case of accidents. Every time I go out with the family, my worries are if there are sufficient and available restrooms. On longer trips I make sure I undergo various bowel movements. It is a new way of life until Jehovah God's Kingdom will be done and all these health issues and everything else be a thing of the past. Check out these scriptures: Isaiah 33:24 where it says no resident will say "I am sick" and the reason. Also Revelation 21:4 that guarantees no mourning whatsoever. These and many others have helped me cope and see a truly brighter future. For more information please go too www.jw.org . Make note that I'm being sincere and wish you wholeheartedly good health!

RE: Permanent digestive changes after colon resection

by Tiss56 on Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:55 PM

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I'm so sorry everyone is going through this. We sure all belong to a club nobody would ever want to join. August 2016 I was rushed to the hospital for severe abdominal pain and a hugely distended belly (I'm 100lbs). Omg I thought I was dying and would have if not for the quick actions of the surgeon. I had a bowel obstruction and a volvulus (cecal volvulus which is rare). I had 18" f my ascending colon removed which includes the cecum, appendix, and most importantly the ileocecal valve which works to keep the bad bacteria out of the small intestine. I had a resection and did not have to have an ostomy. Food is pretty much a constant problem although my diet closely resembles the original poster's plan. At first I had horrible constipation from the drugs and then went back and forth between diarrhea and constipation. I'm still learning what my body can and cannot tolerate. Real trial and error. A few months ago a new GI tested me for SIBO-- small intestine bacterial overgrowth and I tested positive. He presecribed probiotics and xifaxan, an antibiotic that is not systemic outside the small intestine. I don't think my bowel function has ever been that good. It lasted about a month and then started having problems again-- incomplete bowel movements, constipation or loose stools. So he put me on another round and did great again for another month. Now I'm having problems again which sucks big time. Not sure what he can try next, This is most definitely life altering but what can we do except know our limits and try our best to care for ourselves. Best of luck to all of you and I'm glad I've found others who can relate but am sorry anyone has the go through this.

RE: Permanent digestive changes after colon resection

by mario57 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:24 AM

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I had exactly the same surgery as yours. I took differents probiotics and all of them worked well on me for a month.

After a month I started having problems again. Now I know that my life is altered . Long distance flights ares not for me anymore . So I have to accepts my limits and kkep smiling because I'm still alive.

RE: Permanent digestive changes after colon resection

by Tiss56 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:40 AM

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On Oct 11, 2017 12:24 AM mario57 wrote:

I had exactly the same surgery as yours. I took differents probiotics and all of them worked well on me for a month.

After a month I started having problems again. Now I know that my life is altered . Long distance flights ares not for me anymore . So I have to accepts my limits and kkep smiling because I'm still alive.

You might want to get tested for SIBO. After I kept having problems when I would go off the xifaxan,my dr decided to keep me on it indefinitely although at a lower daily dose. It has been a miracle for me. Don't lose hope! I changed GI doctor and that's when I started getting real help.
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