I had my colonoscopy done on Tues. Awaiting biopsy results (due in 2 weeks). Dx: colonic atony due to chronic laxative use for the constipation. I also have diffuse Melanosis Coli caused from the senna in the laxatives. I found my old Sitzmark records (which documented I failed the test)from 2000 and documentation from the GI surgical consult I had back then that recommended a complete colectomy. I did not want to do it at that time as I had just gotten married and they used the open procedure and colostomy bags back then. The GI surgeon I saw then has since retired so I am going to take my old records to the new GI surgeon for my operative consult on 7/15 and hopefully he will agree with doing a colectomy laprascopically. The only thing the doc that did the colonoscopy had to recommend in the meantime was taking Miralax and Amitiza twice a day. The Miralax doesn't work and the doc knows that but told me not to take any laxatives. The laxatives with the Amitiza is the only way I can go but it is like he just won't listen to me or offer me anything else ! I was so upset with him. He did not even have me properly sedated when he did the colonoscopy and I was awake and felt almost the entire procedure. I was screaming at the top of my lungs and became combative at which time they finally knocked me out. I was sooo upset - UGH !!! My colon is coming out one way or the other - even if I have to cut it out myself !