you can learn A LOT about the surgery for colonic inertia and it's outcome if you google "total colectomy part 3" (1 and 2 are not titled as "part 1/2" so it's hard to find them. but the threads of part 3-30+ are a wealth of information!
i also had the surgery for colonic inertia. i also have an outlet disorder, but i also have a slow small intestine. even tho the surgery didn't work for me perfectly, and i eventually needed a stoma, i don't regret having it and will do it all over again if i had to. first of all, just having this nonfunctional colon out of me feels so much better. i'm not a success story, but if you read those threads, you'll find many women who had wonderful success with it.
as for incontinence, those of us with CI and also a pelvic floor dysfunction rarely end up with incontinence. just the opposite, most of us still have trouble pushing out the stools, even after the surgery.
as for me, i now have an ileostomy and so so happy with it. no more bloating, no more pain, i can eat and still feel good!! actually, i now can eat anything i want and still feel good, no more spending 6 hours every morning in the b/r (and still poor results) - i now can go out of the house in the mornings! and don't have to wake up at 3 am to be able to make it on time for work! no more gasy, no more whirlpools inside of me, don't look 5 mons pregnant any more. i can honestly say i feel i gained my life back after 17 years of struggle.
but from reading those threads i mentioned, you'll learn that most of those who have sugery for CI don't end up with a bag. good luck. feel free to ask any questions.
06/05/2007 - STARR procedure
colonic inertia w/pelvic floor dysfunction
08/16/2009 - total colectomy w/ileorectal anastomosis
07/08/2010 - loop ileostomy