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LITTLEFAY Posts: 319
6/22/10 1:04 A

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To New Team Member: My history is a little more than 10 years and do not want a re-sectioning for 2 good reasons. First i have scar tissue from previous surgeries and don't want a risk of bowel perforation. Secondly, my logic tells me that they can resection 1 area and years later another section may pop up just as bad. My GI said that was possible. I certainly don't want to do this op more than once. As far as too much fiber, I agree. Nobody seems to understand that the reason for fiber is to avoid the pressure of constipation on the pockets. Therefore you must have lots of water with this or you defeat the purpose. Moderation is key. I don't have a problem with constipation, but do have IBS. I also found that for me, stress is my biggest trigger for spasms. Therefore I am trying to do some yoga, deep breathing exercises (when I'm upset) and change my negative thoughts to thoughts of gratitude. Good luck to you. Try to have a good summer.

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6/21/10 7:29 P

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Hi - My colon and I have been doing battle for the last 10 years...for the past week my colon has been winning. I switched to liquids for a few days, slowly introduced food and increased my liquids. My diet has so much fiber I may as well chew on my firewood. My gastro doctor wants me to have a bowel resection but it just seems so radical. Any insights, suggestions or foods that seem to calm the colon would be very much appreciated. My colon is not perforated and I would like to keep it that way.

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