I am a 28 year old woman living with MS (diagnosed when I was 23). As do many people with MS, I suffer from MAJOR problems with my digestive system. It is hard to pinpoint what is the fault of the MS and what isn't, however the docs are pretty sure the MS is causing my severe constipation. I have been diagnosed with severe slow transit chronic constipation, and my team of doctors are recommending a subtotal colectomy.
My question is in regards to this procedure & MS- has anyone out there had this procedure and suffered ill effects from their MS b/c of it? Am still trying to make a decision and am overwhelmed by the seriousness of the surgery and the implications it can have for the rest of my life. Although I don't want to live like this anymore (BMs once every 1-2 weeks), I also don't want to embark on a serious surgery w/out knowing what I am going to deal with afterwards.
Thanks, any input would be appreciated.