My symptoms stated when I was about 12 and now I am 35. I had a sub-total colectomy when I was 24. It improved my bowel habits quite a bit. Like you, no laxatives would work for me prior to the surgery. After the surgery, I could take laxatives to have BMs. However, laxatives are habit forming. I wanted to be laxative free. It has taken years of surgeries and Dr's to get things moving correctly but finally things are working. I am 7 weeks post surgery and enjoying having BMs without laxatives for the first time in over a decade. For many people, a subtotal is a cure. My system is paralyzed and my symptoms are not likely. I hope you find the answers you seek in this forum. The people here have blessed my life greatly. Remember, try not to compare your body to anyone else. Your body's reaction to the surgery will be unique to you. What works for you may not work for me...and visa versa. I look forward to reading about your recovery and following you through your surgery experience.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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