Please Smarty do not look on the internet about
mortality rates for a total colectomy operations - it is rubbish that you are gonna die after this operation!!!!! ARe you otherwise fit and healthy??? I cant understand your GI dr and colorectal surgeon saying it is dangerous - why is that did you ask??? in any event you are blatantly suffering so what are they gonna do about
???? Those people who die on TV have probably got other issues going on with their health - really dont be scared!
if you are fit and healthy - (i know your bowel is not working) then you have NOTHING TO WORRY about!!! do you need to go back to HOng Kong. you need surgery and if you are worried about the diarrohea then you can have an ileostomy as an option. please, it is routine surgery - people all over the world have their bowels removed/resectioned etc every day.
I am sorry your boyfriend is so unsupportive you could do without that - but ignore him and do the right thing for your health. how old are you and do you live in Canada permanently? Also there is a powder mix in a sachet that you can get from the hospital or your doctor which is called (in the UK) Picolax - they give it to you to clear your bowel out before surgery. it might take a while to kick in cause you sound like you could be really full of poop. thats what i used all the time when my bowel just packed in working. i hope you are okay and get help.
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