fecal incontinence - i want my colon back!

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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/9/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
intresting article, see link bellow. i suffer from this due to crohns. my days are good, its the evenings that tend to get me. i usually adv. about 2 misshaps a day depending on what i eat ofcorse. its very embrassing, and it makes me so angry as i am young and i shouldn't have to worry if i'm going to make it to the bathroom on time.
i miss my colon so much! shakehead
i wonder if there is such a thing as colon transplants??? anyone wanna give away a part of there colon? :oD - sorry healthy ones only. ;o]
i don't think i would go thru with it anyhow,  i don't like surgery much - who does?
i guess you just have to play the cards your delt and do the best you can.
thought i'd share this as many people don't like to talk about incontinence.
www.badgut.com - good website!
praying for a good night's sleep and a happy bottom!! :o]
1998: Colitis - removal of colon, temp. ostomy 10 mths.
2000-07: disease free & doing well with j pouch.
2007-09: rectal pain & discomfort, loss of bowl control. diagnosed with Crohns March '09 currently on: Emtec, Azathioprine [Imarun] & Remicade. Med History: steroids, predizone, cipro, loperamide [imodium], gravol, previcid, cholestramine, xylocaine jelly, zinc oxide creme, etc.

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 9/9/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Colon transplants aren't successful, reason being is, it's the bowels that are being attacked due to the nature of the disease attacking them, if you had new bowels then the disease would just attack them as well, not to mention the risks of rejection and infection, and complications.

I've had crohn's for 18yrs straight with no full remission, I just take it one day at a time.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 9/9/2009 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that incontinence is the worst part of the disease. Well, maybe second to pain, but it is awful. I often wonder if anyone else could be as out of control as I am, but I guess it is a frequent problem. I'm strugging with CD in my small intestine, but bowel control is still an issue, not every day, but many.
Living with CD for the past 36 years, diagnosed in college. Long periods of remission
1 resection in 7/2007 - no pain since then, but struggle with diarrhea, poor absorption, weight loss
Taking Asacol, Flagyl (sometimes), Vitamin B12 injections monthly, Vitamin D, Fish Oil, Calcium

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