not all colectomies requires a stoma.if you'll have a reconnection of your small intestine to your rectum (ileo rectal anastomosis, you won't have it. I just had it done last 23May08. No bag. After surgery, the same for most people 12x or more, there could be even an instance of incontinence but after a week or two it be lesser and you'll gain control since you still have your rectum. Right now I am 2 months post op, around 5-6x
bathroom trips, it depends too on what you'll eat. But at least no bag right. I am handling it all right, I already know when I am expected to go usually after few minutes after eating. God Bless on you. Just feel free to ask for you to be able to prepare yourself for the procedure, more knowledge about it and what to expect after really helps.