I had an abdominal rectopexy with removal of half of my large bowel, and repair of rectocele and permacol implant last November, followed by a sacral nerve stimulation trial which failed in January. My surgeon had recommended colectomy, or Ace procedure, where they turn your appendix into a small stoma, and you flush it through every day using a small catheter, and a bag of liquid. I cant decide which. I feel I would like to just opt for the colectomy, but my husband says I should try Ace because its not so final. Personally I think I would still have problems with Ace, but I would be very interested in any advice/personal experiences with either, to help me to decide. Also what length stay in hospital woulod either of these involve.