In April of 2014, I had the last 4-5 feet of my small bowel removed due to a carcinoid tumor (a very slow growth form of cancer) in the lymph node feeding that section of the small bowel. (Note: based on recent lab tests and scans, my body is cancer-free.)
* Has anyone else, here in this forum, had a small bowel resection (esp. removing the last 4-5 feet)?
* How might this type of small bowel resection impact some of the suggestions in the Clever Guts book?
* What can I do to improve the intestinal adaptation process? (i.e., make my gut and bowel movements less of a central issue [challenging area] in my life?)
* Are my guts now “stupider” given about 20% of the small bowel is now gone?