Just a quick post, well went for my tests and the nurse was lovely, the test was in 3 stages, firstly she tested my nerves using a very thin probe and i had to squeeze/relax a good few times, she did this test twice.
Then the 2 one she inserted a urinary catheter into my back passage and filled the balloon slowly with water, i had to tell her when i felt the urge that i couldn't hold onto it any longer. This was testing my sensation.
Lastly was the hardest one for me, she put on special gloves that had sensors on them and she inserted her finger into my back passage, it was as if she was sweeping the walls, i truthfully can't remember what this one was for but it was the worst one, boy am glad it's done!
Now i have to wait until my surgeon gets the results to see how i done, although the nurse did tell me my nerves were normal and so was my sensation, but my sphincter muscles still have a defect, so i think it's down to my surgeon to weigh up the pros and cons.
Hope this helps with your initial question for this thread,
Ileostomy - Feb 05, Hernia on site.
Fluoxetine - 20mg March 05 - july 06
Citalipram - 20mg July 06 - upped to 40mg now.