20 days ago, I had my second resection surgery. The first one was a hemicolectomy whereas this time was mainly removal of my small bowel (about
40 cm). The connection point between my colon and small bowel had a severe stricture, thus the second surgery. This most recent surgery was lap-assisted and planned. Since the surgery, I was admitted twice to the hospital for severe abdomen pain and the other was for a high fever. The abdomen pain was due to some inflammation at the surgical area. After two CT scans, the inflamed area appears to have subsided. I am on antibiotics just in case I had an infection.
Why I am frustrated is the frequent watery diarrhea. It's basically like a hose gushing water. I go about
5 to 6 times a day and some are so urgent that I only have a few seconds before heading to the restroom. I am currently on leave from work, but I need to return to work in two weeks. I was hoping this surgery would have overall positive results, but the frequent diarrhea is awfully frustrating. I am on a soft diet, mainly purees.
I expressed my concern to my surgeon and the response was give it time. I am hoping that this won't be a life-long issue. Before my second surgery, I had no diarrhea issues and had regular formed stools. Anyways, I wanted to vent. I feel like I won't have a normal life again.
Post Edited (sejinro) : 7/31/2017 3:10:51 PM (GMT-6)