Anyone else with this problem???
I had my operation almost 3 months ago and initially had to eat tiny portions often (or I got terrible bloating and wind) now sorry for this bit ... I dreaded going to the loo - which was many times a day.., because going was so uncomfortable (actually worse than that..,bearing down like I was giving birth) with very little produced.. it was soft stools and not constipation though. I explained to my surgeon at my 6 week check up and he prescribed fybogel for 2 months which helped and I was able to increase my portion sizes to about two thirds of my normal size, and I avoid foods that I was advised about. On Christmas day I ate what I wanted but only 2 sprouts! It was a bigger portion than normal and that evening it resulted in me lying on the bed with frequent visits to the toilet for a couple of hours, but I'm okay with this.., I had a lovely day so it was worth the short discomfort. But now I have finished the fybogel and I am going back to many visits a day to the loo and the childbirth like pain! I have recently been attending a bowel cancer support group but so far I haven't met anyone else experiencing this, has anyone else come across this??