I am going to attempt to answer your questions. Do not feel bad about asking questions...ever. It helps me to know that you are concerned enough to ask and maybe my answers will help others who suffer like I did.
Was your colectomy due to Colonic Inertia? I believe so, but they never called it CI, they said "slow motility" or "lazy intestines."
What kind of tests did you have before surgery? I cannot think of them all..defocography, anal manometry, 7-day transit study, nuclear transit study, gastric empty, lower GI exam, sigmodoscopy, and more that I cannot recall. And ofcourse my bathroom and kitchen cabinets look like a pharmacy because of all of the medications I have been on.
Did your GI recommend the surgery or a colorectal specialist? My colorectal surgeon is Dr. Jorge Marcet. He is in one of the top 1% of surgeon and teaches other surgeons all around the world. My GI Dr told me that since I was in the best hands money could buy, I should defer to my surgeon's recommendations. I was fortunate to have my surgeon. Another surgeon, who operated on me in 2005, gave strick orders that I needed to see Dr. Marcet and no other physician! He called around and got me an appt to see my surgeon because the waiting list is about 6 months long. I was VERY BLESSED!
I know these are a lot of questions but it sounds as if one day you were in your GI's office and the next week you were in surgery, which in your case wasn't successful and you were dealt a different hand than originally expected.
This is true; however, I have ill for 7 years. My GI specials and my surgeon know me very well. I had surgery in 6/ 2001, 9/2005, 6/2006, and now 8/2007. They know my situation and have so many tests on file that they did not need to run many more. This was my second time in the hosptial in 6 weeks and they knew they needed to ask fast. The TC had not worked, revising the TC did not work, so the last option was an Ileostomy.
My back hurts BAD! It has never hurt after surgery but this time it hurts more than my stoma and my incision! It is hard to sleep, sit up, walk, and drive. I was hoping this was going to pass soon because had surgery 11 days ago. After reading your post, I am very nervous.
I hope your back feels better. Is there something laying on a nerve in your back? Is there a nerve test that can be done?