Michelle, I have also struggled with constipation and just 3 weeks ago had surgery. I now have a temporary loop ileostomy and I feel wonderful. My doctor has faith that I will be able to poop normally after my connections heal, but I am worried about having the take down, not to mention having another surgery. UGH
If I were you, I would have the anal manometry to rule out hirsprungs disease. What other tests have you had?
Diagnosed with colonic inertia, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
Surgery June 21, 2010-subtotal colectomy, rectopexy, and a temporary loop ileostomy