hi all. I am glad I found this site and we can comiserate together. I am a ibs sufferer who had sever C and had a partial colectomy 1 yr ago. I now suffer from a buildup of gas and stool and diarrhea.. I have been to numerous specialists and am now having more test s at mayo clinic. They are contimplating more colon surgery. I am very afraid because the last surgery did not resolve my problems, Has any of you had colon surgery that have recovered from this maddening syndrome. I have found if I take opiates it kind of regulates my bowels as well as relieves craming and lets me have some piece , but gi docs are totally against opiates because they have such a dramatic affect on the whole system. I think I would rather be on medicines than risk an iliosomy which has been discussed. Has anyone had the same experience or had an surgical procedure ie.colectomy, partial colectomy, etc. which has helped them. is anyone else taking opiates to help them? please let me know. I feel all alone in this and docs have been no help and I have traveled around the country looking. I even spent 2 weeks with deepak chopra.any feedback is appreciated. I feel desparate. thanks!