I know it sounds like a drastic measure...but really it would give me my life back. I am so sick of dealing with this everyday. I read somewhere yesterday (maybe it was on this site), that a person with severe ibs would give up 15 years of their life to feel good for the remaining ones. I can see why. I am so tired of missing out on opportunities because of bathroom issues. I wonder if there are any doctors that would perform this surgery for someone with "just" ibs?