Today, my surgeon called and I am on a list to get pre-op, but not as soon as I hoped. Maybe this is a good thing because now I heard what he said, freaked me out. He would reconnect me and give me a temporary ileostomy. Yikes, why? I blanked at that point, so here is the question for you wonderful people. I am actually getting used to having a colostomy. If they can fix the shrinking stoma and give me a regular rosebud instead of down a hole tiny stoma, I would be happy.
My thinking is all over the map because all of you with ileostomies are so brave and seem to cope well with it. But my track record of IBD and colitis and chronic constipation and enemas and lots of pain. Should I even consider reconnecting? If I can avoid a permanent ileostomy, I sure would like to.
This last weekend, I had a flame burger and BOY was it good. I buy jalapeños by the gallon jar, so I have really been missing my spicy hot food. Well, later that night, I am vomiting all night, in the ER the entire next day where they say my cat scan looked like colitis. So I trust you guys. What is a good course of action?
One final thing for the pot. If and when the s&it hits the fan with a colostomy, I could irrigate and not worry about how many bags I have left. Just a thought...