Hello Colon Cancer Connected community members,
Have you had surgery for your colorectal (or bowel) cancer?
Looking to get some advice from those who have been through surgery for one of our members, 6 weeks out from a sigmoid colectomy.
If you (or a loved one) had surgery for CRC (colorectal cancer) and are willing to give some advice/share the experience, please reply to this post.
Many thanks to our members who make this site so supportive and educational.
Nicole @ GCCA
I had surgery in May for a large tumour almost totally blocking my sigmoid colon. It was rough and painful for first week or so. Just finished chemotherapy.
Nuttyrider - thank you for responding and for being an active part of our online community. I was wondering if you might be able to share and offer advice to Tatty10 , who is 6 weeks out from surgery but experiencing a rough recovery - and something feels off. (see below for his original post).
Also, anyone else who has had colorectal surgery, please join this thread.
"Hi all not feeling ok but finding it difficult to explain, I had a sigmoid collectomy 6 weeks ago and still not feeling good terribly constipated and feel my bowels are never empty and have lower back pain bloating and wind the only way I can explain is that after my operation my bowels felt as though they we not put back in the right place also have groin pain when trying to empty my bowels I have an appointment next week with my consultant and I don’t want to be fobbed off I know something is definitely wrong and worried that I won’t be able to fully explain my symptoms. My surgery was for a stage 1 bowel cancer."