06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
sorry i was so impatient
thank you all so much for your replies. yes it helps a lot!! Cecilia, it's great talking to you again and thanks for helping!! it's good to know the stoma is usually calm and quiet
Ohio, my drs seem to think this is my only solution, since i have a functional prob with the pelvic muscles, they are too tight and won't let the anal canal open as should, so the stools can hardly move through, so i can't have a normal bm, therefore i keep getting bad obstructions, sometimes i'm hospitalized, sometimes i just put myself on clear liquids to clear it. there's no solution for this problem.
i can't eat solids, i need to keep the stools liquidy-watery and even then, it can't come out much and it's SO uncomfortable and painful to carry an abd full of diarreah sloshing inside all day. but it'll take time before/if i do it, cause i have to have some tests first and that takes time. laxatives can also be an option for me, but they don't work forever..
i asked my surgeon about a j pouch, but he said it won't help cause my whole pelvic muscles are messed up, so it will hold the pouch tight also and it won't be able to empty either.
thanks.. when/if it really happens, i'll probably have tons of questions lol.. maybe even sooner..
When you start miralax and if you get alot of diarrhea, mix a small teaspoon of metamucil, citracil or benefiber with it and it will give you a little consistency and not just liquid. It has totally changed my life. It's not perfect for sure, but so much better than before surgery and so much better than a few months ago when I got all that rectal pressure. I can live like this and hopefully will be able to forever...........
Miss you too. Where have you been hiding?:)