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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Today is day 25! Clean eating, lots of water, running, push ups, showing up and logging my food and movement every day. But. I've gained both weight and inches. Here is the message I just sent my doctor. If anyone has advice I am eager to consider it!

Good Morning
I need some advice. When I saw Dr. Hahn in April my cholesterol was higher than ever before and my weight was up as well. After months of inactivity I took this as a wake up call to get back on running and clean eating.

So today is day 25 of measuring and logging everything I eat. I have stayed between 1200-1500 calories everyday with 60+ g of protein and lots of fiber including taking Metamucil every day. I have been running 30 minutes every other day and doing calisthenics or yoga on the days between. I am drinking at least 64 oz of water and eating at least 5 fruits/vegetables every single day. I have also got back to meditating daily. This sounds wonderful. Right?

The problem is that I have only had one bowel movement in those 25 days and that was because I took 10 mg of bisacodyl (dulcolax) almost two weeks ago. It worked but I spent 12 hours in the bathroom with cramps and fecal incontinency. Over the last 4 weeks I've actually gained weight and my belly is so, so bloated. I know exercising and watching what I eat is not an immediate cure-all but I am feeling nauseated if not poisoned by all the poop that is piling up in me. However I do feel fitter and my skin looks much better.

I know my plumbing was left impaired by colon and rectal cancer a few years ago but it seems the running, water, and clean eating is making things worse.

Any advice or insight would be very, very appreciated.
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    I'm so glad you contacted your doctor. This sounds like a potentially urgent situation and you made need to go to the ER at the hospital if you don't get a quick response. My dear sister had severe anal cancer 14 years ago and although she was cured there have been ongoing issues . . . .
    295 days ago
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    I hope you find a solution soon.
    296 days ago
    Man! If I had only one bowel movement in 3 days I’d be freaked out and already have sought out an answer from my Doc.
    296 days ago
    OH gosh. You did the best thing letting your Dr. know. given your previous history of colon and rectal cancer, best that you did her him/her know. Hope you get some answers and relief!

    296 days ago
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