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Hello! I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in July of 2011 and by December of that year had to have an emergency total colectomy. I had a temp ileostomy for a year until it was reversed. I had about 6 good months with my jpouch and have been on antibiotics ever sense. I am 2 weeks post-op from going back to my ileostomy, this time permanently. Of all the surgeries, this Barbie butt stuff has been the worst! I was not prepared. Trying hard to be positive, but stoma is draining straight down and already causing skin issues. Glad to be here and hope to find advice and encouragement.
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