Thanks for your suggestions. I do live in the states, I was quoting the doctor's measurements of what they removed. Do you think having 2 feet of bowel removed could cause short bowel syndrome? I was in the ER 2 nights ago due to abdominal pain and I went to the doctor yesterday and they put me on Bentyl to try to slow down my "hyper-active" bowels. They said they could feel my intestines moving around quite a bit. I have tried Flagyl, but it caused vomitting. They tested for C-Diff, but it came back neg. My doctors seem just as confused and frustrated as I am. I am scheduling to see a gastrointerologist(sp?) as suggested in the ER to see if there isn't some sort of parasite or other problem that they aren't trained to look for. Just wondering, will my intestines ever get back to normal and if so any guess as to how long it will take??