Just thought I would give a quick update on my post surgery success.
At six months I was still having a few incontinence issues if I found myself constipated -- small pellets. I worried that I would always have this problem.
Now, at ten months post surgery I find that my sphincter is much stronger and I very rarely have any incontinence. I make sure I do Kegels every day--I do them at night when I'm watching TV.
Am now glad that I had the surgery, but it is only this month that I can finally say that.
My stress, anxiety and panic (which had a lot to do with CAUSING the need to "go" all the time) are much diminished. I NO LONGER WORRY CONSTANTLY about knowing where every bathroom is. (I still like to know where they are, though, just in case--don't think that habit will ever go away)!
Best Wishes to you all.