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Three Things I Wish My Doctors Had Told Me About Recovering From Colon Cancer Surgery

Three Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me After Surgery 2015_12_22_15_55_46

  1. One: Your first bowel movements will be blood. That’s expected, don’t freak out.
  2. Two: Gas will hurt for a long time after your surgery. You will expect to hurt every time you laugh or sneeze or poop.
  3. Three: Your nerves that were cut will gradually heal back. When they do, you will hurt like something bad is happening in various parts of your body you previously didn’t know could hurt.

This painful reunion of your nerves will go on for months after your surgery.

Do call your surgeons about any pain, and realize there’s not much they can do.