Re: Six months after surgery still have questions.
Removal of the entire colon requires a lot of adjustment on the part of the rest of the intestinal tract. If you are having just 3 or 4 movements a day, you are one of the lucky ones. Many people after a total colectomy complain of multiple trips to the bathroom with urgency 10 - 20 times a day with very loose movements.
Was your rectum removed too? That is the storage area for stool prior to evacuation and yes, if it or if removed, the section attached to the anus becomes overloaded due to too much stuff there you will feel uncomfortable. Have you tried a product like Miralax that is supposed to normalize bowel movements or a stool softener? You would probably be more comfortable if you moved your bowels on a daily basis, and be thankful that you are not having the frequency, urgency and consistency problems that many have after a total colectomy.