You didn't really answer my question. you can loos your entire large intestine in certain circumstances and live without a stoma, however you cannot do the same with your small intestine and loosing that much of it would assuredly result in a stoma and colostomy. So do you have a stoma after loosing "15 feet" of small bowel? and if so what about your current condition keeps you from working. I am not referring to the time when you had to have your bowel surgeries, but your current condition. I am also curious from a medical standpoint hat condition caused you to loose so much of your bowels.
A doctor who removed a "healthy" appendix which precipitated the ischemia that caused 14 feet of my bowel to die. What is suspicious is that how much bowel was removed was not in the surgical report. What keeps me from working? I was suspended which if you are aware of of federal laws, is illegal to punish a person with a legitimate disability. They planned on forcing me out of work by trying to fire me. So to save my work record of 21.5 years with the government, I resigned so "if" I am able to work again in this life for whatever reason, I can. if you get fired from the federal government, hang it up, you'll NEVER get a job. the thought is, if uncle sam doesn't say your fit to work by firing you, then why should we trust you? does this clarify anything for you?
All i did was file for the unemployability and got it based upon certain criteria, I got it. I went through also a social security disability claim and the specialist said jobs with certain codes, had thousands of openings, none of which I was able to perform based upon my medical problems. you need to quit trying to base your opinion of what employable is vs what is unemployable. Not one job in the US based upon a STRICT criteria, even stricter than the VA showed I was unable to compete or keep a job.
as for how much bowel I lost.. all I can say is, YOU lose 15 feet of small bowel and half of your large colon and see how it feels. I've lived in this body of hell for 20 years, suffering monthly bowel obstructions and hospitalizations that if you were my boss, I would hardly ever be at work which would affect your business. things aren't always easy to "assume" even with opinions of your own.