I had a colon resection surgery on 10/19. It was successful, done laprascopy although I did have one lower incision about
3-4 ins. The lower incision got infected and I had to go on strong antibiotics and had to have a wound vac as they
opened up the incision to about
8 in and left this big gaping wound. Only had the wound vac about
a week and am know on wet to dry guaze bandages which I am good at changing. I guess you would call my surgery a colectomy. Its been a month, I am recovering, progress every day but it is slow. I am still very weak, lost 25 lbs. I am eating 6-8 small meals, plenty of protein to help heal. I am having bowel movements but now they seem to be getting harder and I am worried about
getting a bowel obstruction. I am taking Benefiber chewable tablets and trying to eat lots of fruit and veggies. Does anyone have a suggestion on what is the best way to keep your bowels running smoothly without causing diarehha? Is there a better choice for fiber supplements I should use? The pharmacist suggested Fibercon pills which are huge and bulk you up and you absolutely have to drink at least 8 oz of water with this so you don't choke! I find this scary. Anyone with some suggestions about
what I can do, I would so greatly appreciate your help. Also, I was lucky to just have a reattachment and not a colostomy. I want to stay healthy. I never want to go through this again!