I want a permanent solution too. I have been dealing with this since I was 14 and things have just gotten progressively worse. I can't each much these days b/c of gastroparesis, but even when I could eat...I couldn't go to the bathroom without intervention. Now, especially since I had my daughter, my GERD and constipation have gotten worse.
I wish you the best of luck with surgery. I have to ask...aren't you the slightest bit nervous that something will go wrong??? I am..I am afraid of having a bag, or ending up with other intestinal issues...God knows I don't need anymore. I have heard of some still being constipated after surgery.