A couple of weeks ago, some of you suggested irrigation. My surgery was this past April and this was the first I had heard of irrigation. I looked it up and can't for the life of me understand why it is not presented to people at the outset as an option for bowel management. I have my appointments next month to see my doctors and I am hopeful there will not be any contraindications to trying this. I'd like to thank everyone for suggesting it. I am sure there will be questions down the road but for the time being, my main question is why isn't this brought up as an option? It seems like it is a real lifestyle changer (for the better).