Hope you are doing okay! Yes, for preps I have done in the past I have worried whether it is going to work or not. I remember for my colonoscopy I started drinking the gallon jug at 1PM. Well, I forget what it said, but it said you should be having bowel movement by a certain time. about 8 or 9 PM that night, nothing; I called my mom, and I was like what will I do? Nothing!!!! It wasn't until the wean hours of the morning (night) that I started doing something. It was awful b/c I was sooo full on liquid! And even after that, my report said I still had "feces in colon." Geesh! Like Alibee said, remember, we don't have normal transit colons. With other preps now, I have done extra laxatives to make sure it works now; I have to!
Glad you are done with your defecography. Glad it came back okay. I got through one pic on my second transit study today. I got to see the picture. I swallowed the pill yesterday morning, and today, I didn't see the markers. I am not sure; maybe I will see them on Wednesday. I just saw a lot of stool on the ascending colon. I guess I just have to wait and really see at the end of this week how everything will pan out!
2009-Diagnosed with IBS after years of battling with constipation
2010-Confirmed colon inertia after transit study
2/3/11-Laprascopic left hemicolectomy to remove kink in colon and have stricture
4/11/11- Had appt. with colo-rectal surgeon
Sitz marker repeat next week;
Plan for upper gi and defography;
Later prob. total colectomy