Hi Holly's mom, I remember you from the CD board when you posted last year. I am so sorry that Holly hasnt gotten better. I hate for anyone to have to have a ostomy but I am here to tell you, that as long as she can handle the emotional part of having a bag then I do believe that having this surgery will be the best thing she has ever done for herself. I dont think it will bother her to much emotionally either because she sounds like a strong person , I was worried about that part of it myself but The truth is: I have felt so much better sence having the bag that I cant beliveve I ever thought this could be a bad thing. life is good again , not only good its great !!!! I am sure Holly will feel the same way once she recovers from the surgery. It will take a while to recover. some people are faster than others. I had alot of pain but it was all worth it ow that i'm better. Good Luck to you and to Holly. You can email me if you have other questions.
I too have talked to you in the CD part of this great site. My DH just had a permamemt Colostomy 2 weeks ago and he feels great in that aspect, no more worrying about a bathroom or anything like that. He although has had complications due to internal infections that he had BEFORE the surgery which helped lead us to this point he is great with it. I think I am having a harder time with it then he is....
Hang in there he is 32 and has had it since he was 17....She will be happy she did!