I feel for you. My case is more similar to Jen's though, in that I had a temp ileoostomy, not a colostomy. However, I do have quite a lot of mucus that i have to get out several times a day. Some days are worse than others, but it is quite frustrating and uncomfortable, and disconcerting all at the same time, and yes, it does smell awful. Mine is a dark yellow, sometimes almost brown color, most of the time. Sometimes, there is as much as a full cup full it seems!
argghh... I want the same thing that Jen got, but my fear is, then the Crohn's would start to act on my small intestine, and I would be eventually get small bowel syndrome...such a tough problem. I go to see my surgeon and GI at the end of the month and will be talking it over with them very serioulsly. I am pretty much convinced I will be getting my whole colon, and rectum out, and have them close the door down there so I don't have to deal with any of this anymore. PLus, then maybe my fistulas would be gone for good? that would be like waking up and being a whole new person.
"The things that make us feel so abnormal, are actually the things that make us all the same" - from PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives - by Frank Warren