i am so sorry to hear you are having pain again.
I am no doctor and only had one resection, but i was told by my surgeon that after a sub total you will probably need the rest of the bowel removed, especially if old symptoms are coming back.... I am not sure how much large bowel you have left - 10ft sounds like the whole colon was taken anyway??
It must be so hard with four kids and all. i also have pain and burn marks from using a 'wheat bag' that i put in the microwave oven. also get mucus. this is from an irritable and inflammed rectum or bowel usually. please get to see your consultant as soon as..i am also on amitriptyline - good for anxiety -
i hope you get some relief soon...please let us know.
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Rectocele/cystocele - Pelvic floor repair surgery;
2006: Mucosal prolapse/Obstructive Defaecation Syndrome/Slow Transit Constipation - STARR surgery;
2007: Partial volvulus (cause of ODS?) - Sigmoid resection. Result: immediate colonic inertia;
2008: Now contemplating colectomy as I need to take up to 30 senna tablets daily for some kind of bowel movement (albeit not 'normal' or all at once). Always in discomfort/pain.
Scared to have TC as told I could become incontinent - can't get my head around the fact I might require a 'bag' :(