It sounds like you are NOT being taken very seriously in that you are miserable and have no quality of life - is that true??
Having my bowel removed after 10 years of hell is the best thing i did - however i do have a temporary ileostomy. But i would rahter have a bag for life than go back to what i was like before.
I hope that helps. Make sure you get a GI transit time test done to show that your bowel is not emptying properly and nothing else is wrong. Dont listen to negative people who know nothing about what you are experiencing every day.
PS - you can always opt for a ileostomy if you do end up with uncontrollable diarrohea anyway!!! I know what i would do.
Karen - 47 yrs young!
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic floor repair surgery (rectocele/cystocele)
2006: STARR surgery for mucosal prolapse/Obstruction
2006: Diagnosed with slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection because of partial volvulus resulting in immediate colonic inertia
March 2009: Loop Ileostomy - awaiting reversal ..hohum..