I have gastroparesis and colonic inertia. I have been battling motility problems since I was 15 years old.
My muscles and nerves in my colon do not operate normally, the same with my stomach. My colon was worse. I was on multiple laxatives with no relief.
I recently underwent the risk of a total colectomy. I had my large intestine removed. They attached my small bowel to the rectum.Now I can go to the bathroom up to four times a day.
This illness is out there, but not a lot of people know about it. There is no cure. We just have to manage with medication.
I am happy I went through having my colon removed, even though it is a life changing surgery
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