I had a TC for CI in 2001. However, the surgery did not work for me and left me in a continuously constipated state. Since, I have had 3 other surgeries attempting to help me have BMs without laxatives. I am so glad to hear that you can have BMs regularly without having to take a handful of agents. My surgeon told me the two major complaints with the TC are bloating and gas. In a study, they found that 80% of woman suffered from bloating and gas after the surgery. The best thing you can do is try to find remedies that may offer some relief. Have you looked into Digestive Enzymes? You can also research foods that "reduce gas" and try eating those foods for a couple days to see if it makes a difference. Gas is usually a build-up of air in the gut. Try to reduce ways that air may be getting into your system...do not use a straw, chew with your mouth closed, take small bites, chew your food well, and so on. Your local health store may be a great place for you to visit for digestive help. You may even want to attempt a colon cleanse of some sort to help clean out any bateria build-up in your system. There are many things you can explore, just go to a health store and find someone who is knowledgeable.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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