Hi all, give you my story in the "readers digest" version. I am a 41, was perfectly health male until a few years ago when I started devoloping severe, chronic painful constipation out of the blue. After 2 bazzilion test, had the M.A.C.E procedure performed, everything went well, for awhile. Started having pain again, went to Mayo, had a diagnosis of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with slow colonic transit. Went thru 3 months of biofeedback, to no avail. I had a Colostomy done 3 weeks ago and I have not had one single bowel movement into the bag. Now they are goin gto do a partial Colectomy next week and hook up back to the rectum. At this point, I dont care what they do, as long as it takes the pain away.
Im justt curious as what to expect in the weeks following this. Is it like having a bad case of the runs??? Always looking for a bathroom? Or is the urge controlable?? I have been off work for 3 weeks now, and it looks like I will be off alot more. How long is the heal up time?? Any positive insight would be appreciated!!!!