Ride-a-bike, I had some questions if you don’t mind answering them:
How long did you deal with CI before you had this procedure and were you able to somewhat control the CI through use of laxatives, etc prior to having the surgery?
It looks like Dr. Sandgren has a special interest in motility disorders, did you seek him out because of this and was he more progressive in tackling a problem like CI than other gastros?
I can manage my CI through laxatives, however it doesn’t always work, everyday is a regimented battle of a laundry list of “to-dos” to combat this problem. If I were to get off laxatives and eat “normal” foods my stomach would turn into a rock and there would be no way I would be having BMs. Because I can “control” it through laxative use, given your experience with Dr Sandgren, would he rather me continue to manage with laxatives or would he like to get me off of them and look into possible surgical options?
How long ago did you have the procedure and how has your life changed because of it?
Post Edited (sonnygarcia) : 10/6/2010 6:04:38 AM (GMT-6)