New kid here on the forum. I've been reading different posts and comments over the past few months and have had many questions answered without having to ask. I was diagnosed in November of 2012 with diverticulitis and a perferated colon. I was taken to the ER only to find out that what I thought was a kidney stone, from the pain, was actually 2 abcess on my colon approximately the size of tennis balls. After emergency surgery, 16 days in the hospital, I was released with 18" less colon than I had, along with an ostomy bag on my side.
The first few weeks were terrible, I became very upset each time I had to change it or get dressed to go out somewhere. I'm scheduled for a colonostomy this week and if all goes well, hopefully surgery soon to reconnect everything back to normal. Any advice on what to expect with the colonostomy and hopefully surgery will be appreciated.