In Jan 2013, I will be celebrating (yes celebrating) my 2nd year of living without a small intestine. I have a tube in my chest and "hook up" each nite. I am doing great. I am eating foods that at first I didn't think I would ever eat. (staying away from milk, cheese, sweets, spices, etc). Occasionally I will have a loose stool, but for the most part I hold my weight. I recently experienced kidney stones. Wow, that was rough. I would really like to have conversations with anyone out there that has no small intestine.