I'm 26 and suffering with colonic inertia. Did the Sitz Marker test, Small Bowel test, and the defacography and my GI says my only problem is that my large intestine just doesn't work. Tried all kinds of laxatives, diet changes, always exercised and drank lots of water but it didn't change anything. Doc said of course not, if the muscles in the colon don't work it isn't going to come out. So, he has recommended a complete colectomy that will hook my small intestine directly to my rectum. I'm looking for others that have my same problem (ONLY in the large intestine) and had the surgery where they directly hooked up the small bowel to the rectum. I'm having a hard time finding people that simply have the same problem as me and not Chron's, Colitis, or rectal problems as well. I have talked to lots of people and been to meetings but all I am finding are those that have had Chron's and Colitis and this surgery doesn't fix the problem and people usually get an ostemy afterwards. My surgeon said that this surgery for other conditions has different outcomes so, I need to find people that have my same condition going in, if I want to find out what my outcome could be. I'm wondering what complications people have encountered after the surgey, continued constipation, dietary changes, long-term diarrhea, incontinence, etc OR did the surgery fix things for good. Thanks and here's to feeling well!!