I did not have colonic inertia, I had UC. But I think the standard treatment is to remove the entire colon and connect the small intestine up to the rectum. Yours is the second comment I have seen about a CI patient who had a portion of the colon left, the other person is having problems too. I would ask your surgeon why he/she opted to leave a portion of the colon in place and did not remove the entire organ?
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free