Good luck with your surgery. I wish I had an answer for you. I had a proctocolectomy due to Crohn's, and it took care of my problem. You might get an answer quickly if you post this question under the TOTAL COLECTOMY topic, since a lot of people who had colectomies due to constipation post there. I hope your surgery goes well and takes care of your problem completely. Please keep us posted on how you're doing.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)