My husband had 12" of colon removed 2 years ago. Then 9 months later he had a fistula from bladder to colon repaired. He has had problems with gas and indigestion ever since. During the day he spends quite a bit of time in the bathroom battling gas pains or diarrhea. Way too many nights the pain is so bad it wakes him up. He can't remember when the last time he felt he had a good night's sleep undisturbed by intestine discomfort. If is to a point that he feels bad more days than not and it's noticeable - he doesn't look healthy. Which I'm sure is a combination of being tired and constant upset colon discomfort. Anti-gas pills don't seem to help much.
The doctors told him after surgery to gradually get back to his regular diet which is what he did. I think though that we need to look at diet changes but not sure what we need to look at. Gluten free, anti-inflammation, avoid a particular food, take a particular supplement or what. Any thought or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thx