Jul 07, 2003 - 11:35 am
I am new here so please bear with me. I had surgery on March 7th, 2003 to remove a Stage 1 tumor that was so low in the colon that it required the surgeon to remove my "rectal reservoir" as he called it. I needed no further treatment of any kind, Praise God but I am going through the problem so many of you have with "bathroom time". This all came about ofcourse after my reversal on June 7th, 2003. None of my colon was removed and neither was any muscle tissue. Can someone with a very similar situation tell me approximately how long it will be before my bowel activity will get back close to normal. I am 2 and a half weeks post reversal. My doctor says I should start seeing an improvement soon. I hope so because this "going" 12 to 20 times on a "bad day" is hard to adjust to. I do have good days and go only 2-3 times. I am otherwise in great physical condition and overall good health. And I thank God for that. Please excuse the long message. Thank you.