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   Posted 10/16/2007 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
So last time I was on here I was having the gastric emtying test. They said everything looked normal. At this time I was on 102 grams of Miralax and it was only making me ill and severly bloated. The doctor wanted me to redo the sitz marker test after I told him I had taken laxatives. I did this in the last two weeks and it was awful. I called twice to see if I could stop. I was short of breath and could not at without it getting worse. I held out and had the xray last friday. My doctor called me at work yesterday and informed me ALL 24 markers were in my descending and sigmoid colon (10 in descending and 14 in sigmoid). I took a picture of my belly and I looked 9 months pregnant. So yesterday they referred me to a colorectal surgeon in the area who I see this Friday already!!!! I started Amitiza and it does nothing but make me nauseated and has not helped with the BM...still none!!
I am extremely nervous, surgery had been mentioned 2-3 times, but now they have diagnosed me with Colonic Inertia and this seems to be the only option considereing I have tried everything else. I do have a few questions? What is the difference between a subpartial colectomy and a total colectomy? What makes them do one versus the other? What would they generally do for someone like me? Is there a difference in recovery time and eating between the two types? The doctor he is referring me to is the only on at my office that does laprascopic and is this an option with both??? I would appreciate any input. Very VEry Nervous
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