Dec 20, 2008 - 1:16 pm
I was recently diagnosed rectal sygmoidal cancer in August 2008, underwent neo-adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy and have was just discharged from hospital after a lower abdominal resection.
The incisional pain is now subsiding. But I am experiencing constipation everyday with very little bowel movement.
I am already relying on Colace and Metamucil. But it doesn't seem to be helping much. I've read about many instances of people having loose stools and diarrhea after colorectal surgery. But hardly the contrary. I was advised to go on a low residue diet initially so I'm not sure if it is advisable to up my fibre intake.
If you have any similar experience, what did you do to alleviate the symptoms and how long did it take for your body to go back to normal?
Thanks again for all your prayers and support.