In 2004 I underwent a total colectomy and after discharge from hospital I was slowly able to eat normally. I increased the fibre content of my diet to help convert my motions from "almost liquid" to "muddy/sludgy".
However, life returned to normal and I think that you have a right to expect this after your own operation. I suggest that you go back to your surgeon and ask him for further advice.
thank you. I have felt all along that he is a fantastic surgeon but does not have the skills to allay his patient's concerns. He brushes them off with a "you are fine, just keep doing what you are doing" He told me I probably need my gall bladder out but I don't believe that has anything to do with the nausea and pain.
Hi. I had 7 inches of my sigmoid colon removed last January. I can tell you that I experienced pain for quite awhile. I would say that I am starting to feel "normal" now. From reading through various posts here, I feel that it is all different for everyone. You can check out another thread called "problems after colon resection" and you will find others who have had the same surgery. I did not experience nausea but kept complaining about pain. Mine was an elective surgery ( no perforation), this type of surgery is very invasive, from what I have been told. The colon does not like to be messed with. However, I agree with Morecambe. I would definately talk to your surgeon. Did they give you anything for the pain?