I had an my reversal 3 months after surgery. I opted for the surgery because i'm young as well and wanted to dress nice and look nice and not have to worry about
the bag. I did great!!! The recovery was a couple of months but well worth it. As in all surgeries they're risky it's just like playing the lottery you either have it good or you don't. They also told me my pregnancy rate would go down 20%. So we did insemination and ended up getting pregnant from the first try with triplets. I lost them though due to an obstruction that landed me in the hospital i delivered early they didn't make it and i have emergency surgery they took out more intestine and ended up with an ileostomy again. Now I'm trying to have a reversal but we don't think it's possible this time but still working on it. With the reversal u have to do kigle exercises to strengthen ur rectal muscles so u don't have accidents. You're in the bathroom more frequantly but it's a way of life just like everything else. It's a matter of getting used to. So, if it doesn't work out then you live with an ileostomy right? Good luck and I hope this helps some
Crohn's Free Since April '06
Total colectomy/ileostomy April '06
Reversal July '06
Bowl resection/ileostomy July '07
Currently trying to learn about the "new me"