Hi ya I had surgery that I woke up from with a pouch. I presume if that happens to you it will also be temporary? I've had mine for 3 months and am due a reversal any time soon. I tell you what, compared to all the pain of Crohns it's great, no pain and you can eat pretty much anything though not nuts or mushrooms, I expect they will tell you if this happens. Think posotive about
it if this happens as then you are 3/4 of the way there to coping. It really isn't bad at all I wear really nice clothes and you can't see a thing. If it's an ileostomy you might have then it can be tricky to deal with I had lots of leaks to begin with that realy knocked my confidence but the nurses will try everything until they find whats right for you so it will be sorted then you can enjoy getting out and about
with not a care in the world (almost). Anything you want to know particularly just ask or go over to the ostomy section of HealingWell they are a brilliant bunch of people there. Good luck with the surgery
36 year old single mum to a 2.5 year old son
Suspected Crohns when 10 years ago had a very painful rectal abscess
Diagnosed with Crohns desease properly 6 years ago
2008 developed fistula bowel perforated onto bladder resulting in temporary ileostomy
hopefully a reversal around March 2009.