Well, I guess they figure it's been a while and this "thing" isn't really going away and generally getting worse with more weight loss, hypokalemia, etc. Whatever, I just need it to be gone because it's definitely not very convenient (understatement; I know you all understand)! If it keeps up at this rate I'll have to finish med school in five years instead of four!
The only silver lining is that having this issue is definitely motivating me to keep up on my GI anatomy and histology. I spent three hours in the library tonight studying the various cells found in the small intestine. Did you know, for instance, that the parietal cells found there secrete an anti-microbial fluid called lysozyme? The colon doesn't do that. Very interesting.
I better ace my final exam, that's all I can say! That is, if I can make it through four hours without having an accident :)