i'm so sorry to hear about
your struggles. i'm even more sorry to hear it's been going on like this for 40 years!!!!! unbelievable!!!!! i want to help you and i think you can benefit A LOT by reading the total colectomy threads, that's where all the stories about
colonic inertia/slow transit constipation are, there are tens of stories of (mostly women) who've been through the surgery. i must say most stories are GOOD ones, so it's very encouraging.
i myself had the surgery on Aug 16 of this yr and so far i feel it's been THE BEST thing i could do for myself. i feel SOOOOOO much better now. i've been struggling with sever constipation for 16 yrs, from the age of 20 till 36, i couldn't have a bm on my own, only by taking ENORMOUS amounts of laxatives and that was getting old, laxatives stoped helping me, this prob was consuming my life TOTALLY, i got really miserable. i finally had the surgery on Aug and feel SOOOO relieved. i now have 6-10 small bms a day and it feels simply AWESOME!
i don't know about
the nausea though, i never had nausea, not before surgery and not now. so i can't answer you about
that, but i suggest you consult with more than 1-2 drs to thoroughly discuss your chances.
so if you google "total colectomy part 3" (parts 1-2 can be found only by turning back threads and that can take weeks!!!), you will find a wealth of info about
the surgery and it's outcome. you can also join us on the "TOTAL COLECTOMY PART 25" thread and talk to more women who had the surgery, or about
to have it soon. there are two of them who are also having it like you on Oct!
i wish you all the best of luck and to finally have the relief you so need after so many yrs of suffering. please feel free to ask any questions you want, i'd be happy to help if i can :)
take care and G-D bless!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis