I am having a total colectomy on February 3rd as I have been suffering for years with severe constipation, bloating, nausea, dry heaving, extreme gas, weight gain, chronic infections, and fatigue, due to Colonic Inertia. I am reading posts of people who have had this surgery and it seems as though they are experiencing these same symptoms after having the surgery. This scares me so much, I am told it will make me feel so much better and my life will be so much more enjoyanle, but I don't know if chronic diarrhea and intestinal blockages are better than I am feeling. I really need some input. I have never been this scared in my life. I am 33, female and have two daughters.