the surgeon said it might make a difference that I was taking mirilax with the marker test. But that seemed to have gotten lost in our conversation. As he seemed dead set against doing any other type of surgery for me except the bag on the outside.He said you may want me to do it the other way, but I'm not going to do it.He told also there was a lot of problems that can come along with the surgery. The ostomy can be hard to take care of, make noises, smell, even flip around on itself and need immediate medical attention. You also can get dehydrated very easly. Which is the problem I have now, and why I can't breathe taking bigger doses of laxatives.You have to watch the skin around the opening area, and you can get bad reactions to the adheasive material used to keep the opening closed over.Sounds like an intense nightmare, but I'm already in an intense nightmare with what I've got.