Re: Questions for anyone who has had open bowel resection
I had the same surgery in March of 2005.Don't worry about the pains that you are having now or the swelling. Nerves and muscle take a long time to heal. I had more pain 7 months after from nerves and muscle tightness than right after. My dr said that it takes a very long time for bowel resection pain because of the major muscles, nerves, digestion process and tissue damage. I am a nurse and I still could not find any better support and information about colon resection than on this health boards.Take it slow and when you do more activity and get pains back off for a while. It is normal to have those swelling pouches. They go down after time. You will have weird tugging sensations also. Good luck and keep asking questions and telling others of your pain. We need each other. Oh, a low fiber diet helped me more that lots of fiber. I eat soups, crackers, yogart, puddings, ice cream and soft meats. Too much fiber all at once is really hard on me. Good luck!