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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/19/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm new to this forum and am grateful to have found it.  Yesterday I took the capsule for the Sitz Marker Study.  Tuesday is when I'm scheduled to have follow up x-rays.  I'm 56 and have had chronic constipation for 40 years - now it's to the point that I'm praying for a surgery because I'm constantly miserable.  Last month I was impacted three times.  Too much info?   If so, I apologize. rolleyes
While reading some of the messages today I've come across terms that I am unfamiliar with and wonder if there is a page of definitions here.   Fun terms like colonic inertia, rectosigmoid, hypomotility.  Not to mention the differenty types of surgeries that could possibly be in my future.
Any help would be appreciated.

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 2/19/2010 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
i do not know that there is a page of defintions.
Maybe someone who knows what those three words mean will come along and answer for you, lol.
I think the first one means your colon doesnt move correctly, but im not sure.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 2/19/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have colonic inertia which is a slow transit is not simply constipation either, it is a nightmare. I am 39 and have been constipated ever since I can remember. I also have an outlet problem, anismus....this is basically a pelvic floor dysfunction. I take miralax everyday in hefty doses to get the stool to move through the colon, then I have to use suppositories to get the stool to the rectum....THEN, I have to manually disimpact the rectum because I can't push down to have a bm. This results in many divided moves and hours on the toilet. Please join us at total colectomy part 32. This is where all of us with colonic inertia post. And hey, you can be totally open and honest with us. This is the place to talk all about pooping! LOL Welcome, Tracy

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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 176
   Posted 2/20/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Tracy! That's exactly where I am right now with the Miralax, suppositories or fleet, then manually disimpacting. Although I'm sorry that there are others going through what I am, it's nice not to be alone in this.
1999 Fibromyalgia and alll the fun stuff that goes with it came to live with me.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 2/21/2010 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   
No such thing as TMI here!
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
(temporary ileostomy....maybe)

"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."

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