bowel movements with no rectum to talk of
i am 5 years nearly since reversal operation. i had about 10 inches of rectum and zigmoid colon removed. i believe i have next to no rectum, so have to rely on peristalsis movement for going to toilet and pressure from abdominal muscles rather than a rectum to push stools out. it is hard to keep regular and i vary from slghtly constipated to too loose which is in fact even worse (seems to be more chemically active and hence painful and difficult to clean up)
i just wondered what are the experiences of other people in this situation and would grateully receive any suggestions as to how to improve things. i realise that most of the people on here are more likely to be in the earlier stages of the bowel cancer journey but i hope there are some old timers like me still around...