I know I've posted numerous concerns, questions, fears, etc. I've received more valuable information from this site than many other drs, internet searches and more.
So...I'm keeping my surgery date for next Monday (Oct 10) and I am at peace with my decision. I accept what's going on with my body and what I need to do. I'm still so, so afraid, but at least I'm done with the back and forth.
Thank you all so much. I'll keep you updated!
-Lifelonge chronic constipation, never identified as a child
-Const became "severe" in the last decade=BM maybe 2X mth
-Told it was "just the way I was wired"
-Multiple lax/enema/meds and diets
-Colonscopy in Aug, 2011 fine
-Sitzmark test late Aug 2011= 21 markers out of 24 markers after 5 days
-Sched for total colectomy 10/10, sm bowel to rectum, probably no bag