I am having a colectomy. yes ofcourse they gave me the option have half of it removed or total. seems from my research. many who have partial due to slow transit constipation or obstructed have to go back and have the rest removed.
To give you some history I have had bowel issues since I can remember I had a nissan wrap done to correct my reflux and then somehow that didnt work so i had it done again. This time it worked but I am always nauseated.
on top of that I never- and I am not saying never because I really go once in a while. I never go to the bathroom. I take Miralax 4 times a day am on amithesia 2x day and misoprostol 4xday, take promethazine 4x day for nausea i have tried laxatives herbal and prescribed enemas etc etc you name it ive done it over the last several years. Nothing works.
I had sitz marker study after ten days they were all still in large intestine. I had small bowel study thankfully it worked fine. I defecalgram and that showed that I have a pocket so when my stools due come down they go in a pocket first then i have to strain extremly bad to get it out. I have had colostomy and had many polyps im only 31. I guess I have a twist in my sigmoid colon, and had a lot of tight spots in my transverse colon. all the markers were in my transverse and sigmoid colon they quit checking after ten days. I had a monomatry sp?? done. If they have it ive done it pretty much.
My doctor finally referred me to a surgeon after 11 differant medicines we have tried failed and all tests point to slow transit constipation or o.d. Met with surgeon she gave me option to do total colectomy and hook small bowel onto anus. or partial but warned many have to have total after because the partial doesnt work. Any suggestions? Im not fond of having repeated surgeries being I had two to correct reflux. sounds like diet is simmular I was on clear liquids for a few weeks, then liquids then soft foods cottage chez yogurts applesauce and soup broth. Then I could gradually increase to other foods.
Surgery isnt easy for anyone but I have 5 kids, all under 12 youngest is 2, so I have to make arrangements for them to go to school etc while im in hospital and help after as well. Very frustrated because I am in constant pain. I went to three doctors all suggest I increase my fiber and excersize change diet etc. Im not a total moron ofcourse ive tried that. Sometimes Im so bloated I look like I am pregnant, I get horrible nausea used to vomit a lot but since reflux surgery thats painful and difficult so more nausea and gagging now. I get very painful gas like cramps in my abdomin, and I am so totally frustrated with dealing with hospitals tests doctors and terms like may help, or lets try, or I know you are frustrated but we cant guarentee.
Have any of you heard wheither you gain or loose weight after colectomy. I used to be extremly overweight after having kids. I am still a little chubby maybe 15 lbs overweight. But I really dont want to end up huge again, its hard for me to loose it as obesity runs in my family. Also because I am used to just never going to the bathroom the fact I may be going 6 times a day it sounds like is crazy. Can you not go places because you have to go so much. I really am affraid of a colostomy bag. I think bathroom issues are the most embarrasing thing ever, maybe because I just never have been normal but its so gross. anyone been through this anyone have any feedback?
Sorry so long I am just at the end of my rope with all of this very confussing and annoying not to mention uncomfortable and extremely painful.