I was going to start a new thread asking how long people usually have D following a resection but it seems to be on a case-by-case basis and depends on what part was removed. I had what's called a lap-right hemicolectomy. I think they said that half of my colon, on the right side, was removed. It was about
15 inches and I don't know if that included the terminal ileum. I had my post-op consult with the surgeon a few days ago and he seemed a little surprised that I was still having D so bad. He said I'd have to talk to my GI about
it who I see tomorrow.
Sorry I can't provide much in the way of advice for back pain Dirty. I had it kinda bad when I got out of the hospital, from being in bed all the time, but it's better now. You might consider going to a chiropractor. I'm not a big fan of chiropractors, but they do seem to help some people.
Post Edited (Driver37) : 11/18/2007 9:24:31 PM (GMT-7)