Congratulations on your successful surgery. I'm new to this forum and this is my first post. I hate to start out asking stupid questions but here goes.
I had a failed j-pouch in 2000 which was eventually replaced with a continient ileostomy (I mow empty thru a tube) in 2002. I have a lot of struggles with my ileostomy and have been considering other options, including a colostomy. You said that you prefer the colostomy over an ileostomy. Can you tell me why you find it preferrable?
Prior to my takedown surgery for the j-pouch back in 2000, I had an external appliance for about 6 months. I found it hard to deal with. I was curious about your comment about wearing stoma caps and only bagging when needed. I don't recall having this option. Can you provide more info on that?
Thanks and I wish continued success with your health!
Thanks for sharing your good news. I think it brings us all up, collectively. All the best in your continued healing. Ain't life grand?!!!!!