Post Edited (peggy113) : 1/27/2008 7:18:11 AM (GMT-7)
i have gone through the first surgery, and have adapted to my ostomy quite well. I thiink i'll miss it when its gone. But I also look forward to using my J-pouch. I empty my bag about 10 times daily, and i think it would be easier to just sit on the toilet, and go, than to have to clean the opening of the bag. When it gets full it get a little noticable under my clothes. Like they say, its your choice. For me, the bag isnt that bad. Its not at all like some people say. The main complaint i have right now is the diet. There are some foods that i cant eat yet, because they can cause blockages. As for the pouchitis, just watch some of the foods you eat, and chew well. nothing that can scratch the inside of the pouch. Good luck with whatever choice you make. keep us all informed.