thanks so much that really is encouraging.
i dont understand why my consultant told me 50% people who have t/c become incontinent ...it scares me.
thanks and all the best to you and daughter..x
Thanks i will def keep you posted - i just hope i dont have small bowel problems now due to excessive laxative use over the past year...:(
I will prob ask for the operation sep/oct time - i am waiting to hear from the consultnt who will only perform a t/c - i wrote to him asking if he would at least consider leaving a portion of large bowel... in any event i will prob go ahead with the surgery, as it is no life throwing tons of senna down my throat not to mention i might be damaging the small bowel?? i never thought i might have probs with the small bowel too...
how are you doing now - is the bowel any faster these days?
Thanks for your input Johnny. I take it you had surgery last year? Did you every get incontinent at all.
Also is the urge to open bowels urgent now, or are you in control e.g you can hold on..doe syour life revolve around when you next 'go'?
i ask this because even though i have ci due to surgery last year, my life revolves around the loo because of the high amount of senna i have to take in order to go. if i dont take it each day i am in pain/bloating and if i do take it i may or may not go, then i may also need the loo at the most awkward times etc. the time the senna takes to work each day is different.
well thanks again, and enjoy your life!
Our situations sound exactly the same. I had a resection done due to recurrent attacks for diverticulitis that led to fissures to the bladder. I was 'normal' in the BM department before having this done. After that surgery (about two weeks later) and had a horrible backache and then remembered that I hadn't had a BM since being home. That's when the poop hit the fan.
I waited for two years thinking that things would some how get better, but of course they didn't. I had a subtotal (was supposed to be total) colectomy last year and I'm still in the same situation as I was before.
Recently I had biofeedback (have to follow protocol) and then it's going to be decided if I just need to go back and have the rest removed.
thanks for the info. it appears we are all so different.
i have been seeing diff colorectal surgeons - the best there is in london so far (i hope). he said in march that i would benefit from a tc, but i was scared as he said i wld need a bag maybe due to incontinence. but i see him again in sep as i want the surgery now as everything hurts and is getting worse. i cant believe you never took laxatives!
good luck for the future.
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis