No one suggested those to me, but yes, I had bathroom issues for a long time after my surgery. Also, had it before, during and after chemo. When you gotta go, you gotta go! Embarrassing at times...always carried wipes and extra pants and underwear with me.
It also depends on what part of your colon was removed. If it was in the sigmoid colon area or lower, that is where the stool is formed. As my doctor explained it, I'll probably never be constipated again, and yes, he's been right.