i had colonic inertia for 16 yrs. i couldnt go to the b/r w/o taking enorous amounts of laxatives and eventually those almost stopped working too. i had no other choice but to have my colon removed. like you, i was really scared and felt that it was extreme. took me a long time to actually feel i'm ready. well things gotten so worse that i had no other choice.
i tried everything till i made the decision. all kinds of nutritions, austheopath treatment, reflexology, colonics, nothing worked. went to 2 acupuncture therapists and they both said that in my case there's nothing they can offer me. every kind of therapists i went to thought they could save me from this surgery, but after treating me for a while, they all came to the same conclusion... that i should have surgery. at first i thought my whole life was ruined and it was hard for me to think about
it, but now i'm happy i finally did it.
i had a total colectomy on Aug 16 of this yr (6 weeks ago) and so far i feel SO much better than before surgery. i go about
5-8 times a day and it feels SO good to be able to go on my own.
i cant tell you it was easy, cause it sure wasn't. it is a huge surgery and it was the hardest thing i ever did in my whole life, BUT it was worth it.
if you have any questions, please feel free to ask, i'll be happy to answer if i can.
i wish you all the best!
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis