Hi Maryland Girl,
I am glad to hear that you are home again from the hospital.
I had my ileostomy 3 years ago after 7 years of ulcerative colitis. I spent 5 weeks in the hospital because thay gave me a medication that reacted badly with other medication I was taking and caused me to get extremely ill. After that I contracted Mirsabecause someone did not wash their hands before touching my incision.
I am certain that my experiencewas not as bad as yours, but I just wanted you to know that you are not alone.
The one big advantage that you have is that you have a loving and supportive husband and family. I can tell you from experience that that kind of love and support means everything and helps to keep you going in the right direction.
My wife and children supported me tremendously.
I am certain that you are hurting now, but it will get better with time and love.
I was 73 years old when I got my ileostomy and although I did not think so after my surgery, my qualty of life has improved greatly.
I am now 76 and looking forward to many more great years with my loved ones.
I wish you the best and hope that your health improves quickly.