I have had a TC and emergency ileostomy....if you read my signature it gives some sort of clue to my story. I tried biofeedback for three months prior to my emergency ileostomy from a obstruction caused by anismus of the rectum. I have had 4 opinions....since my ileostomy I have had a successful defecography and sigmoidoscopy. It is all inconclusive besides the dx of anismus is not not appearing at the time. They have no idea why it developed after the total colectomy. I am currently facing a reversal at the end of this month and have been going though biofeeback once again. This time there is some success in it, but before it did nothing. It is generally successful in 50 percent of patients. I also tried botox injections to relax the rectum as well. If you have any questions you can read some of my recent posts in the TC section that describes my therapy in detail.
Hope this helps.
Chronic Lifetime Constipation, Dx IBS-C for 7 yrs
Diagnosed Colonic Inertia-Oct 2007
Total Colectomy with ileorectal anastamosis- Jan 28, 2008
Ileus with suspected leak- Feb 1, 2008, ended with four abdomal abscessses and 2 drains
Diagnosed with small bowel Fistula- March 6 2008
Drains removed- End of March 2008
Continued Constipation- biofeedback for 3 mo Aug 2008, Dx Rectal Inertia (Anismus)
Admitted with Small Bowel Obstruction April 4, 2009 and emergency ileostomy 4/13
Re-admitted with abdominal abscess. Released 4/24
Cleveland Clinic twice for 3/4th referral. Anismus undetected (no medical explanation)
Retracted stoma-infection/skin breakdown.
Reversal scheduled- Sept 28, 2009
"The Greatest Healing Therapy is Friendship and Love"