Advice for After Colon Resection?
DianaL

San Jose, CA

#1511 Mar 15, 2012
Hey Deb, seriously shut up.

You've created your own spam thread and you are welcome to it but your smarmy replies to me are not welcomed.
DianaL

San Jose, CA

#1512 Mar 15, 2012
I wish I could remove my other post. Sorry to all that I took the bait. Usually trolls don't get to me.

Let's keep on the positive track of supporting each other and sharing (verified) medical information.

Since: Mar 12

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#1513 Mar 15, 2012
Diana,

I'm so sorry you feel that way. I'm here for the same reason you are -- to support others and share information, whether it's common sense information or medical information. We're all here to share our experiences. I realize that some people will remain negative, especially when they don't really know who they're talking to. That's life, I guess, and the best thing anyone can do is to ignore the negativity and allow it to strengthen our resolve to get healthier.

My question above was not a smarmy reply at all, but an honest-to-goodness sincere question about why you (and all of us) got DD in the first place. My first post was completely sincere. I honestly do hope you'll feel better soon!

Georgia,

One of the main symptoms I've had in the last several years (after being diagnosed with inflammation in several organs in my body) was fatigue and tiredness. It was a gradual change, beginning in about 2001. I gradually had less energy like I used to have and spent a lot of time sitting in bed watching movies and getting little exercise. I'm planning on changing that this year and can't wait to get started. I should receive the rebounder I ordered in a day or two and am watching the Urban Rebounder #3 DVD I received today. It was time for me to make some changes in my life, and I'm finally doing it!
George

Jefferson, MD

#1514 Mar 15, 2012
DianaL,

No. You were perfectly right in what you said. I think most of us have tired of this loon who continues to try to hijack these threads with her bs. It's tough to ignore though because she's like a broken record preaching to everyone about alot of what amounts to junk science. Like you, I and a good many of us just wish she would go away and stay away! The real danger here is that those who really need information or who have something valuable to offer are just going to stay away and that would be to the detriment of this Forum
Julz

Colton, CA

#1515 Mar 15, 2012
Well everyone I am 4 days post- op and doing great. Doc is releasing me today! So now go home and recover. Thanks again for all your support. One thing that did help was walking a lot. It helping in moving the gas along!
Ruby

Fowlerville, MI

#1516 Mar 15, 2012
Glad to hear that Julz!
DianaL, don't worry about it as I am sure most people see how her comments and assumption are rude. I've been told endometriosis is caused by obiesity, funny thing is I was almost 20 pounds under weight when I first started showing signs and didn't develope obiesity until after my second surgery for it. I hate when people make assumptions about me due to my health issues and her assuming you ate unhealthy prior was not cool. But your right reacting to her is feeding it, so best to just ignore her.

Since: Mar 12

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#1517 Mar 15, 2012
Ruby,

I had a hysterectomy 20 years ago due to endometriosis. It wasn't due to be being overweight. I've almost always been within the normal weight range for my height. I've never heard that endometriosis is caused by obesity.

By the way, I've never assumed (or posted) that Diana or anyone else developed diverticulitis due to eating unhealthy foods. I believe that was the cause in my case, but I can only speak for myself and nobody else. I've only been sharing my experience with getting healthier after colon surgery and how great I'm feeling now after changing from an unhealthy diet to a healthy diet. It seems a few people here are reading between the lines and misunderstanding what I've been saying. And I'm sorry for that, but there's not much I can do about it, except to do like you said and ignore the negativity.

I wish you all good health!

Since: Mar 12

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#1518 Mar 15, 2012
Julz wrote:
Well everyone I am 4 days post- op and doing great. Doc is releasing me today! So now go home and recover. Thanks again for all your support. One thing that did help was walking a lot. It helping in moving the gas along!
Julz,

Glad to hear you're going home today! I hope your recovery is successful and quick!
natalie

Châteauguay, Canada

#1519 Mar 15, 2012
Julz wrote:
Well everyone I am 4 days post- op and doing great. Doc is releasing me today! So now go home and recover. Thanks again for all your support. One thing that did help was walking a lot. It helping in moving the gas along!
I swear, of all the things to remember, what you are going through right now is what I remember the most from my ordeal. The sheer joy of going home to my hubby and 2 kids (then 4 and 6 mths old) and knowing it was going to be OK!!!!

Enjoy the moment!
Julz

Richland, WA

#1520 Mar 15, 2012
Can anyone tell me how I can alleviate this bloating. I have been walking quite a bit. Any other ideas?
DianaL

United States

#1521 Mar 15, 2012
Dear Julz, give your body every break you can give it. The swelling goes down in it's own time. For me it really went down after two weeks but we are all different.

I am so happy you are home. Be kind and gentle to your body.

Since: Mar 12

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#1522 Mar 16, 2012
Julz wrote:
Can anyone tell me how I can alleviate this bloating. I have been walking quite a bit. Any other ideas?
Julz,

The IV fluids caused me to gain 12 or 13 lbs in the three days I was in the hospital. It took about six or seven days to lose that extra fluid. I've always heard drinking lots of water will help to flush out excess fluids, but I don't think I did that right after surgery and just tried to rest as much as I could. Time is what will alleviate your bloating.

Hope you'll feel better each day!
Gillian

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#1523 Mar 16, 2012
Deb -will you stop pushing the raw food thing on here please? You have started a thread especially for it -so please keep your comments to that. If anyone is interested they will respond to you on there.

People get DD for many reasons -not all of them to do with food. It is probably a combination of different factors.

Yes, we all need to eat a 'healthy ' diet - but it all depends on what you define as 'healthy'- many people do not agree with your assessment of raw food diet as healthy so please keep your opinions to yourself.

In fact, many people with DD have been eating very healthy foods for most of their lives - I was a vegetarian for many years before I got this - as have others. It is very rude of you to just automatically presume that other people have been living on junk and processed foods, when you don't even know anything about them.

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#1524 Mar 16, 2012
I was gonna ignore your message, Gillian, but I'm wondering what made you post such a critical assessment of me after I posted a simple message about gaining 12 lbs of fluids during the three days I was at the hospital. I never once mentioned anything about raw foods in the message above yours and have been avoiding (most of the time) posting anything about raw foods in these other threads.

And when have I said that people with DD have been living on junk and processed foods? I've never "presumed" that at all, but you and a few others continue to insinuate that I'm rude and judgmental, etc, when "you don't even know anything about me."
George

Jefferson, MD

#1525 Mar 16, 2012
Gillian/Georgia/DianeL,

This woman obviously has a much bigger problem than DD. She's tough to ignore ebcasue she jumps on every thread. I just wish you guys all lived closer so we could all go out and get a beer or even tea and not have to deal with this looney tune!
Sam

Hemet, CA

#1526 Mar 16, 2012
Hello, I had a colon resection almost six years ago, it has been in the last year that everything is back to normal. I beleive I had about 27 inches of my sigmoid colon removed to cut out a tumor. The only thing I have had to change to maintain a healthy weight is an increase in my caloric intake. I usually try to eat no less than 5000 calories a day. I am 6'4" and I can fluctuate between 184 lbs to 200 lbs! My goal is 220 lbs ( with a solid workout regime). Patience is the key, your colons can take 3 months to 5 years to fully acclimate! Good luck!
Gillian

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#1527 Mar 16, 2012
Deb,'And when have I said that people with DD have been living on junk and processed foods?

Your reply to Diana (below) is only one of many that assumes the person is eating unhealthily, when you in fact know nothing about their diet!

'...but if you (or anyone, that is) continue eating dead animal meats, refined grains, sugars, starchy foods, dairy, and processed and packaged foods (with all the chemicals and toxins that come with them),

In reply to your question why I took my time answering - I was trying to ignore you - but failed!!!!
Gillian

Stoke-on-trent, UK

#1528 Mar 16, 2012
Thanks for those words Sam, nice to hear from you!
natalie

Châteauguay, Canada

#1529 Mar 16, 2012
I swear to god, Deb and Gillian, you 2 are going to turn people off who really need info and support from us (ALL of us!!!) Why don't you exchange e-mails and go at it in private. Your ascerbity towards each other is REALLY tiring.

Deb was doing all right for a while (keeping it short...) and then slipped up and went long again....

Let whoever she is talking to respond to her (positively or negatively).

I don't need to come here. I do it to remind myself how lucky I am and to hopefully encourage other people that they can get through this. You guys are gonna turn people off.
natalie

Châteauguay, Canada

#1530 Mar 16, 2012
Gillian, I take that back...I just saw all the cr** on other threads going on...

Deb, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE back the heck off. For me, it's not about what you're saying, it's about HOW MUCH of it you're saying.

How many people (including your mother from what you've told me) must tell you to babble less!!! Sure if we were in front of you we wouldn't be so rude and tell you to be quiet...I think we would be avoiding you alltogether. Stay on your thread as you said you would please. If you really care to help people, that ain't what happens when we get argumentative with each other.

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