I'm not one to encourage surgery but if you qualify for a colectomy I would stongly encourage it; it has changed my life for the better. I seriously did not know that my body looked and felt that badly until I had the surgery. I have never felt better.
I hope that your dr is able to help you, as your life can be completely better.
No I do not have a bag. My surgeon left 2 inches of my colon. I went like 20+ times a day for the first couple of weeks then by 6 weeks I was going 8-10xs a day. I took almost 9 mos for me to have formed bms and then I was having just 2 a day. But then I had some major kidney issues with kidney stones and had to have them removed through my back and the dr overmedicated me causing me to get an infection called c difficile which almost caused me to lose the rest of my colon and have a permanent bag and almost my life.
Thanks for your kind thoughts and words. I am feeling much better and am looking forward to being very healthy from now on...before you go to your appt, get back to me and I'll give you a list of questions to ask your dr.
I wish you better days ahead and hope that you too will be healthy soon,