Gosh that sounds awful feeling like you must throw up to feel better
Sounds like you need to keep on with the senna and picolax to keep the bowel emptying properly - honestly if they are what only works then no point in taking the prucalolpide and prof williams needs to know this. I have found it hard to remember everything and feeling a bit intimidated by having to talk aboput the nitty gritty gross bowel issues but they have heard it all before... you would not believe what ppl have to do in order to go to the loo! i am not grossed out at all by anything cause i have been there and done it all....
Actually, I used to 'go' everyday in fact but was still diagnosed with CI - i was surprised but made sense cause i just felt like you i was not going effeciently (i also had a bit of a sigmoid obstruction) and it used to take alllll morning long - played havoc with my working life - thank God i was made redundant and found a job working from home.
Three months is the usual time he gives to see if something works - same here. you could see him sooner as you are private - i will have to wait til end May however - he is so booked up.
So your orig surgeon used to work with Prof williams? how interesting. if so then he learned from him i guess? what hospital is that by the way??? Not sure about who to have surgery with but would go with whoever has more surgical experience of ileos i'd have thought.
i know prof williams does not do surgery anymore he just oversees it - that is what he told me - i dont know why that is - he is passing his knowledge and skills along probably cause he is rather old isnt he.
Where do you write your articles by the way?
Thanks sarah - yes i hope we will be comparing notes in six months' time and living full healthy lives most definately! x
Karen: 49 years old
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic Floor repair
2006: STARR procedure - mucosal prolapse/ODS/diagnosed slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection (MRI showed twist) - made colonic inertia worse (cleared obstruction though)
March 2009: Total colectomy with ileorectal join and loop ileostomy
23 Sept 2010: Ileostomy reversal - not going well