Hi sorry it took so ling to get to you, I have been in the hospital minus a couple days since April 7. I initially had the TC for colonic inertia and at the time did have some pelvic floor dysfunction, but they thought this would resolve with the TC. I had three months of feeling wonderful and the constipation returned. I just recently had a bowel obstruction that was so bad I had to have emergency surgery and now have a temp/maybe not loop ileostomy. Interms of my small bowel I had alot of testing becuase they were afraid of my slow transit spreading, much like what you sound like. I had to swallow a radiactive egg and take xrays every 15 min, I had an EGD, a barium swallow, and a small bowel follow though. This January my transit time from mouth to ileum was normal at a little over an hour. I hopw this helos and I wish you the best.
I had a gastric emptying test (prior ot TC) and small bowel follow through (with barium) This past Jan 09 year after my surgery and before my ileo and my transit time from mouth to ileum was just over an hour and normal. I am trying to realize this save my life, but its just so hard. I am on a lot of meds that keep me even keel "semi-normal". I had aleak today and started crying, I looked for bathing suits since summer is approaching in MI and started crying. I have a wonderful support system and this site has saved me.roblems and pain for months and I think it was just
And yes, the obstruction they thought were caused by strictures, scar tissues, etc, but they had to do an open laparatomy and they found first by xray O had an ileus in sm bowel and in stomach, but that my rectum was the sole cause of the obstruction. They let it go from 4/7-13 and then emergently took me in that night. It happened at work after having a mere half a cup of soup, but I had been havins pain and issues for months that went without recognition.
I have my appt in Cleveland and I hope I can get a k-pouch....I feel for all you have been through. This has turned my life upside down.