i have had IBS for 20+ years, and this year I have been struggling with constipation. When Zelnorm was prescribed 2 years ago, I thought I was in heaven. I was regular without cramping for the first time in my life. Now I am in total colonic inertia and dr is saying surgery. I have a colonoscopy in sept and then surgery. He hasn't talked with me about it yet, just told me I needed it. I am just curious about how much this is going to change my life, my work, my sex life, my energy. If anyone has experience with this, I would appreciate the feedback. I am also a recovering alcoholic, sober 5 years, so I am curious about the pain meds involved with surgery.