Hello everyone! I'm am kind of new around here but trying to learn as much as I can to support my new bf. He has just recently gotten back to a healthy-for-him weight after an unrelated illness and will be scheduled for a Reversal Ileostomy in July.
That, in itself, is great news after 2 years, however I am concerned about his self-image if he loses all the weight he has managed to put on, possibly causing depression. I am encouraging and supportive but I know he thinks he will get smaller and it will affect my attraction to him. I tell him not to worry but... My uncle had the same surgery and he lost alot of weight...I am worried about his self-image - I don't want him to block me out.
Can anyone share any experiences about having the reversal and weight loss? And if there any spouses/SO's out there, how did you deal with the self-image issues, if there were any? How long is the physical recovery process afterwards?
Thanks so much for your help!