Right Hemicolectomy Post-Op BMs "Fix": Cat's Claw Tea

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   Posted 10/1/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a general post to advise others how I repaired my BMs when nothing that my doctor(s) advised resolved the issue. This may work for you; it may not apply. My wife encouraged me to post this to help you if you are suffering several diarrhea (sp?) after a right hemicolectomy.

I had exploratory surgery of a right hemicolectomy when an aggressive cancer was found in my appendix. Fortunately, the cancer had not progressed. In advance, though, my surgeon warned that my BMs would not be as solid as my pre-op condition.

After the op for about 2 months, my stools were much softer but not too liquidy. Then my system cratered with severe diarrhea. I would go sometimes six times a day, often the output being complete liquid. Nothing helped. My doctor prescribed a standard diarrhea-control medicine. This had no impact whatsoever. This went on for several months with NO improvement.

Then my wife suggested I try Cat's Claw bark, brewed into tea. She said that to see any impact would take several months. I undertook this regimen, drinking about one cup twice a day. Lo and behold, after about 3.5 to 4 months, my stools started hardening up. I used to pass gas with a bad smell. Now i pass much smaller amounts of gas and without any smell.

My stools are now in better shape than they were before the operation. they are firm and float. I feel stupid writing about this but, hey, i'm quite healthy and wanted to convey this to others who *might* benefit.

Here are a couple of links that might shed some more info: http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/catsclaw.php, http://www.vitamins-supplements.org/herbal-supplements/cats-claw.php.

i sincerely hope if you try this that u experience the same good benefits that I did/spirits,
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