Kim, I will definitely keep you in my prayers for peace and wisdom regarding your health, and pray that your living situation will improve.
Have you ever considered having a temporary ileostomy or colostomy? That's what I did at first, and it was so much easier to accept, since I knew it could be reversed. That way, you would be able to go to the bathroom without any laxatives or enemas, and you would find out how many of your health problems are related to toxicity.
Take care, Cecilia
Excellent explanation, Jen. The same thing happened to me. I had Crohn's in my large intestine and got a temporary ileostomy hoping the disease would go into remission, but it didn't. So, eight months later, I had my colon removed. We kept the ileostomy in the same place, which made it easy on me.
I'm glad I got to try the ileostomy out before making it permanent, because I found out that, compared to going to the bathroom 20+ times a day with Crohn's, I liked the freedom it gave me. Since I liked the ileostomy, I was able to confidently make the decision to have my colon removed, which is a decision that I have never regretted. Being disease-free and medicine-free has given me an excellent quality of life that I did not have before surgery.