In spite of all your challenges, your dill pickle comment made me spit out my decaf. I'm only a month out and only had a colectomy with ileorectal....but have had 2 other types of cancer and other junk. I don't make good dill pickles at all. My colo-rec doc said it would take a year to get the "hang" of the changes, but I think he just said that so I won't call him. My troubles are quite insignificant compared to yours, but I go back to wrok full time Monday, and am still not quite in "control" of the cues that tell me run to the loo. And I don't have a clue what to eat, or what hurts till it's already in the middle of whatever in the world it's doing now. Still better than no poo for 4-5 weeks, and the constant pain and bleeding.
MMMM pizza sounds good, but I find it also sounds scary.
56 year old
Endometrial cancer, hyst 1992
Invasive breast cancer, 1999 w/rad & chemo
Lacunar infarc (stroke, 8/01 & 05/02)
Benign falcine meningioma, 3/04 (watch & wait)
Bilateral mastectomy 2005
Bilateral salpingo oopherectomy & breast reconstruction 2006
Genetic diagnosis of HNPCC MSH2 (Lynch Syndrome II) (have had previous cancers related to Lynch)
Colectomy w/ileorectal anastamosis 11/25/08, clear path