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How Drinking More Water Benefits Recovery of the Colon From a Resection

Drinking more water benefits not only weight loss, but it also helps to recover from other life ailments,

Drinking water used to make me want to puke. I mean seriously it has no flavor, even if you add lemon wedges to it the taste is still missing.  

Growing up my Dad used to try to instill in us of how important water was.

Actually, he used to drink warm water all the time.

Whenever I would watch him drink water, I would feel this weird whole body convulsion, “like how he can drink just plain water.”

It wasn’t until I was older when I got into fitness that I realized the value of water.

But in all seriosity, it wasn’t until getting a colon resection due to cancer that I honestly could see the significance of what water could do for me.

In plain words, most of us have to see the value of what can happen for me, before the actual process of performing the task is undertaken.  I mean there is no way to get around that though, it just the way we are wired.

So back to what I learned about how important water is to my overall health. It’s like my lifeline if I don’t drink it I feel guilty because it’s like something is missing from my day.

Why does the colon require more water after colon resection?

My colon needs to be jump started each day. It’s almost like when you jumpstart your car when the battery has died, that’s how my colon has now become.

For my colon, the juice required is a pure glass of warm water without any dilutions to it.

Knowing that water makes up for more than 70% of our body, it is the barest necessity of our survival.

My colon used to be able to draw water at all times, but since I‘ve had the resection, it no longer pulls in the water as it used. The only way to keep it going is by hydrating at all times.

Not only do I drink water in the morning,  but I now fill a two-liter jug up, which helps me to stay accountable as well it also lets me how much water I’ve taken.

One thing I would say is don’t drink in massive amounts to just finish the drinking the water. Have it after every meal, this helps to get the digestive process moving as well it helps to start flushing the food down the colon.

Sort of like a toilet, as you know the toilet has to fill up with water to get things moving on down, so does our inner plumbing.

What can cause body dehydration?

Another thing I learned is that my body can become dehydrated if coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit juices or alcohol is consumed.

Not saying don’t do it, but for every cup of coffee or tea you have, drink at least 3 cups of water to counteract the caffeine to stay hydrated.

If you can, avoid soft drinks and fruits juices altogether, because they are just plain bad news.

If you feel the urge to drink alcohol, make sure to have water on the side. Nothing like waking up in the morning wanting to get rid of 2-3 days of food, only to learn you are now dehydrated, all because water was put on the sidelines.

Yes, you read it right, I used to go every day, but now my new normal is every 2-3 days, that’s with drinking water. Neglect the water for a few days. I have to start all over again, which then means going 4-6 days later.

What’s my favorite thing about drinking water?

The thing that I really love about drinking water is that I don’t get gas or bloating, which was a common problem before where water was not such an essential part of my day.

Even as a personal trainer, I knew water was necessary, yet I was still a tea and coffee drinker, no matter how much I wanted a flat tummy, with the gas and bloating it just was not happening.

Of course, now I have to start all over, but this time my friend water is on my side, I know I will finally gain that flat stomach, or least a somewhat semblance of it considering I have given birth four times.

If I drink anything other than water my colon lets me know by irritations it feels. I have learned to love and respect my colon. Considering all the work it does for me, the least I can do is keep it happy.

I feel kind of sad that it took an illness to start paying attention to this part of my body. In the past, I had always taken my colon for granted.

Most people even the ones who don’t have cancer, get the sensations of what an unhappy colon sounds like.

Sadly not many pay attention as they go on about their daily lives not putting too much importance into this significant piece of very complicated machinery, which has to perform a host of tasks to make sure our waste is eliminated without causing us any damage.

It’s taken me a while to realize that drinking more water benefits me in a way no other drink ever would. 

I also recognize now that if my colon cares about me, I definitely have to care about it as well by maintaining its hydration.

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10 thoughts on “How Drinking More Water Benefits Recovery of the Colon From a Resection

  1. I am the same way as you, I love drinking coffe, tea and especially alcohol for me lol. I realized that if I do not drink enough water, I get very antsy and swety. Also, if I drink a lot if alcohol and skipped water, forget about the next day, I just don’t function.

    I came acros an article the other day, saying that if you drink water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, it will flushes all the toxic in your system and making your organs function smoother. Did not think much of it but wow it as good! 

    My skin is brighter. I go to the bathroom regularly (if you know what I mean). My skin is no longer dry, especially my lips. I also no longer feel antsy when I have too much caffeine. Also function better when I drink alcohol. Come to think of it I noticed what you pointed out, I have falt stomach!

    Water is good for you, drink it 🙂

    1. I enjoy my coffee and tea as well. Alcohol I usually stay away from. Without water, many of us cannot function. I used to get severe headaches when I was a child, now in hindsight, I realize it was probably because I wasn’t drinking enough water. Thank you for your comment.

  2. It’s simple for me ,I say water is life. I never use to pay much attention to drinking water before now not until I grew older to discovering the health benefits of drinking enough water. One of the health benefits for me is it aids digestion when u drink at least a glass of water before meal. It also helps my helps my system function better when I drink water first thing in the morning beifre meal. Water I say is Life.

    1. Water is what sustains life. At one time I was not crazy about water either, but now you wouldn’t see me walking down the street without a water bottle in my hand. Thank you for your comment

  3. I will conclude with you the importance of drinking water,  water is one liquid u can’t make it without and its even more necessary when one is getting old but to say the least I have made water my best friend and true to your words I have seen my life change and my body is always at work at peace with its self.

    1. Your right water is one thing we cannot do without. Making water your best friend is probably the best thing a person can ever do. Thank you for your comment.

  4. I stopped drinking soda a few years and back replaced it with water and the difference is night and day.  Headaches from the sugar and caffeine are all but gone and I just feel better all day. I increased the level of water I drink on a daily basis as well.  

    There is a noticeable difference between being well-hydrated and not.  You may not even notice the difference until you start drinking a lot more water each day.  But it is a profound difference.  Thanks for the great read, hopefully, more people will take your advice and start drinking enough water each day.

    Keep up the good work, I look forward to reading your next article.

    1. I try to endorse the value of water to my children, but they’re young so not realizing it yet. But I agree with you the more water we drink the more we start to notice the difference in ourselves. Thank you for your comment

  5. I’ve found that drinking plenty of water (which means way more than I really want to drink) is the only thing that really helps with digestion issues. After taking PPIs for acid reflux for several years, the rest of my digestive system is just really screwed up with bloating and irregularity. I’ve tried enzymes and probiotics and herbs — you name it. Some of them help a little, but drinking at least 8 cups of water every day has more noticable benefits than anything else I’ve tried. Good article. I hope all your readers will give it a try!

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