I also have CI. I had a TC in 2001. Unfortuately, the TC did not work for me. CI exists in your large intestine (hence the term "colon"ic" from the "coon.") The theory is that if the large intestines is removed, the CI no longer exists in the body. However, for some, including myself, the slow motility issue also exists in the small intestines. Therefore, removing the large intestines is very helpful but is not a cure for the disease. I had many complications with my TC and finally had to get an ileostomy in Aug. 2007. My case is rare and very unusual. I have chronic slow transist and it is more pronounced in my small than it is for most people with CI. There are several people here who had the TC due to CI and are doing very well. I hope they respond to your post. The surgery is very helpful and you will benefit greatly by having the TC. I wish you all the best. You have stumbled upon a wonderful forum. Keep posting questions and we will be happy to help you.
Revised Coletomy/ Reset Anastimosis 2006
Revised Colectomy/ Obstructions 2005
Sub-total Colectomy 2001
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