Welcome to Healing Well. I'm glad you found us :) but am so sorry that you've had to go through all of this. It sounds like you've tried everything to get your colon to move, and nothing has worked, and having to be a mom to two small children on top of it all. My heart goes out to you.
For 7 years, I battled the opposite problem - chronic diarrhea up to 20 times a day - due to a diseased colon. I tried everything to get the disease into remission, but nothing worked. I finally couldn't take it anymore, so I had my colon removed, and it was the best decision I've ever made.
Having an ileostomy is effortless compared to dealing with a colon that doesn't work right. I'm living a healthy life now without being controlled by a problem that I never asked for. Nobody knows I have it unless I tell them, because it's completely hidden under my clothes. I can eat anything I want now and don't have to take any medicine. I can exercise, swim, ski (do you live in Denver? I'm a D.U. grad), and work a full time job. It's a tough decision to make, but a very rewarding one, if it gets rid of the problem.
Wishing you all the best as you continue to journey toward the goal of good health. Keep us posted on how you're doing.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Pain-free, med-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)