I just want you to know that your not alone, I also had depression along with problems with bowel movement. not as severe as yours though, since I never needed surgery and was able to find a natural solution to my problem. my problem started when I was around 25 with a lot of constipation, and I would go for days without bowel movement, I didn't worry about
it much until the hard bowel movements started to tear the skin as it passes through the anus, and I ended up with a lot of pain, and one day discovered blood was coming out, which means it was rectal bleeding, I didn't know if it was Anal fissures or Hemorrhoids or something else, All I knew I had to find a solution because the the hard bowel movements were so painful and just take forever to come out, I even had to use my fingers to get things out on a regular basis with hot water because they are usually stuck and they were like a rock, so I try to melt them and move them slowly. it was very painful to get them out as they were tearing the skin apart, I would use hot water and vaseline, and spend hours in the bathroom sometimes. hot water and vaseline eased the pain a lot. discovering about
vaseline was really a gift from god I think :)
As a solution, my relatives gave me a laxative to try, it worked so I started taking it everyday, after a week my relatives told me it's not good to use it regularly as it will harm your body and make you sort of addicted to it, and it's better to find a natural solution like changing your diet. so I started eating healthy, I used to hate salads and I started eating Salads everyday, and did some research and discovered that fiber is very important for bowel movements, which is found in sweet pepper and all-brain. So I started eating sweet pepper and all-brain serial everyday along with salads, and things started to get better. something else which helped is exercise, they say constipation can be a result of lack of physical exercise, I didn't know this at the time but I started aerobics for other reasons ( like wanting to loose some weight ) and this helped me greatly, I stopped having Acid influx issues as well as constant gases coming out ( both ways ), and lost a significant amount of weight and gained a lot of motivational benefits as well.
I guess I'm kind of lucky, because after only few years of regular exercise and good diet, constipation was finally gone, and I can't remember the last time I had rectal bleeding. I'm lucky because I didn't have to do any surgery, but who knows maybe the problems will come back one day specially when I'm older. I can't forget my painful days in the bathroom, spending hours in awful pain, feeling like I was going to die because of all the pain.
I'm sorry that your previews surgery didn't work, and that you have to do further surgery to find a solution to your problem, I wish you luck and I hope you will get better soon
Post Edited (Akram) : 5/6/2009 8:06:10 PM (GMT-6)