Hi everyone, Well this is it. My subtotal colectomy will be Monday the 24th. I did end up meeting with Dr. Wald on Thursday. What a nice man and VERY knowlegeable. He feels that the colonic inertia is something that can only be treated with surgery and it is not going to get any better only worse. Needless to say, I am scared out of my mind. This will be my 3rd major surgery in 4 years and I dont know how I'm going to get through that prep and the NG tube again. I have heard that you can request a pediatric NG tube which is more comfortable?? I'll have to check into that. I wonder if there is anyone here who has had this surgery? if so.... please let me know!! Thanks everyone and Happy Easter !