It has been about 3 ½ weeks since my last surgery. My digestive track (colon) has been reconnected minus the cancerous rectum. The good news is: I have not had any complications from the surgery. The scars are healing over nicely. I have had almost no pain. I am not taking any pain pills. I am sleeping well. I have started going for a daily walk. My genitals are working fine.
Sounds like everything is great, right? Far from it. Without a rectum I have no holding area for poop. I am running to the bathroom 30 to 40 times a day. The doctor says things will eventually calm down. My body will adapt to the change. Until then I am working on a diet regimen that includes Metamucil and Imodium.