weight gain and gas

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/12/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
After a colectomy with small intestine attached to rectum is is more common to lose weight or gain weight? Be bloated or not?  I am currently getting ready for this surgery on Thursday of this week and hope to feel better and not have to rely on laxitives to wretch my guts every day. But since I've had this problem of dismotility I seem to always have a distended abdomen and have gained twenty lbs, even though I do not eat to gain from a calorie stand point.
Any adivce from reader's experiences would be welcome.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 470
   Posted 7/12/2009 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi and welcome,

I personally lost about 12 lbs after my surgery and didn't gain any of it back, it will be a year this week that I had my surgery.  Everybody is different, but I did want to wish you the very best with your surgery and to tell you that you will be amazed with how good you are going to feel.

 Take care and I'll be thinking of you,


spleen/appendix/gall bladder-removed/endometriosis/complete hysterectomy at 29/sinus surgery/numerous allergies & asthma/chronic kidney stones/ pancreatitis 3x's/2 knee surgeries-now need replacement/bunion & 2 neuroma surgeries/shoulder surgery w/ pins-which also froze following surgery/severe adhesions & scar tissue-stomach to chest-liver to ribs-colon to pelvis/severe IBS w/ constipation/subtotal colectomy 7/08/ c difficile
Am now down from 17 meds a day to 8 and VERY healthy:)
There's always hope and things will get better :)

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