After ten years of big D following Gall Bladder surgery, I have now recovered physically but not mentally. My relief came not from the doctors who diagnosed me w/IBS, but from the many postingsI have read on this and other boards. The bile salt D I have is very different from IBS (and my heart goes out to those of you w/the real thing) and is now controlled w/Caltrate and Perdiam. However, I am psychologically attached to that person who was running to toilets and messing her pants for 10 years, and in spite of my new found continence, I am finding it hard to resume a normal life. Always lurking in the back of my mind is the possibility that I could go, now, two seconds from now (you know how it is). Any ideas on mental recovery from this? Thanks to all of you.