Does any one else feel that way
i don't i had a jpouch i couldn't eat anything or get out of house i will take my stoma any day
I opted out of having a reversal some years ago. My decision was based on the fact that I wanted to see what was happening rather feeling what was happening. Not a day goes by now that I regret making that decision. I totally comfortable with My Ileostomy.
You made the Right choice. I knew it could be rough and boy has it been. My quality of life has changed and not for the better. Its funny i had my ostomy for 3 months. After 2 months i had gotten past all the bumps in the road and had gottwn used to it. I even thought about just keeping it. Its been 10 months without it. I think if it was going to get better it would have by now. I have an appointment Thursday with a surgeon to discuss getting the colostomy bag back. Thanks for sharing your story with me.
That's so true. Not having a bag keeps you a slave to the bathroom. Eating causes so much stress cause i know no matter what i eat I'm going to pay for it.
my bag is my trade make i slap wiggle eyes on the top of it cause it always show s i am going to start letting it see the world when we go out walking hahaha
I also opted out of a J-pouch. I really didn't see any benefit from doing it. I managed well with an ileostomy for two years, didn't see any reason to fix what wasn't broken.
After my second emercency surgery for a strictured ileostomy, I was told I was no longer a candidate for re-hook up and I have to tell you I am fine with it. The pain and depression from those two, emergency surgeries was enough for a lifetime! Plus, I lost my hair!! I would stand in the shower and weep everytime I washed it. I thank God every day that I found this wonderful website! I have learned so much and found so many lovely people. Although I have had a rough three years, I truly think things are getting better!!