Good Morning Looking forward!
I was tempted many times to cancel! I did not want surgery but cancer made it a necessity. I was torn between having it and moving on or taking my chances with recurrence and maybe dying! You are just now having surgery for an ileostomy? Not an additional surgery? I have a Colostomy so it is a little different. I Did not need to gain weight. Still could use to lose a few pounds! I eat anything I want so of course it is not always the best stuff for weight or “Betty” but It is what it is! I am glad I chose surgery! In the beginning it was very hard getting my head around Ostomy life! Finding the appliance that works best for you is the key and once you do that, you go on living life as you always have! You just have to do some additional planning for supplies but otherwise, I cruise, travel, swim, and everything I always did before “Betty” I hope you find the answer for you! It is a life changer and depending on your problems require the surgery, it may be a relief for you!