My original issue was not CI, in fact my system was fast and I was healthy as a horse. What happened with me is very different. In 2005 I had what was diagnosed at the time as a sigmoidocele. That means on a defecogram it was labeled that my sigmoid colon came down between my rectum and my vagina thus narrowing my rectum from the outside when I pushed to have a bowel move. 3 colorectal surgeons opined that I needed sigmoid colon removed. The one I went to also did a bladder lift I did not need, took out my healthy ovaries, hung my vagina off my back bone though it was not prolapsing and fixed a rectocele nobody felt on exam. I did not consent to all of this and would not have. The sigmoid resection turned out to be done wrong, thus the closing in of the rectum and scarring that ran along the colon. THEN due to all the surgery my small intestines scarred shut and I was unable to eat without small bowel obstruction for 7 months. FINALLY got someone to cut adhesions off the small intestine and do an ileostomy.
BUT with you having CI, which I hear can then move into the small bowel once the colon is removed, or still linger in the rectum which is tecnically part of the colon, your issues could be some sort of inertia especially in the rectum. I would ask for ALL of the tests you mention in your last paragraph, then depending on these just flat out ask your surgeon for an ileostomy. I hope all your surgeries were done laporoscopically so you won't have adhesion issues. I think once you say you want an ileostomy at your young age, you will get the attention of your surgeon. That is what Hodaya did and it worked.
BEST Wishes and I really sympathize with you. Rosemary
PS Hurt, the really bad thing about
my saga is upon review of the original scan upon which the surgery was based, I did not have the sigmoidocele (internal prolapse of sigmoid colon) in the first place! though in surgery it had to have been seen my sigmoid colon was not redundant, AND surgeons removed it anyway, then did not send it to the lab. I am dealing with this legally, but I am how I am and have my ileo for life. God willing with all my scar tissue it will keep working. BUT, By rights, I should not have gone the road I did. BAD KARMA, huh?
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