hi grannie and welcome to this wonderful forum!
you can learn a lot about this surgery and it's outcome if you read the total colectomy threads, just google "total colectomy part 3" and start reading.. there's a wealth of information there. also, if you have questions you want to ask, you can join us in the total colectomy part 22.
i haven't had surgery yet, but hoping to have it soon.
best of luck to you!!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/ pelvic floor dysfunction