Actually, bloating is the #1 complaint of those who have had the surgery. In a survey conducted 10 years post surgery, 80% of those who had a TC said they would elect to have the surgery again. I had a TC in 2001 which left me constipated and bloated. In 2006, my TC was revised to help things move through. However, it was not helpful. Finally in 2007, an ileostomy was performed. My situation is unique. Many people at this website have had great success with their surgery. I encourage you to look through the Total Colectomy heading of this forum and read as much as you can in those previous threads. There are lots of wonderful lessons to be learned and I am sure you will find many of the answers you seek.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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