I wear 2 pc convatec and have since my surgery in 1984. I choose to wear the longer bags and just fold them up inside my panties. so if the space is needed during the night it is there. I've tried both the short and the long, and the way that I wear them, you cannot tell the difference under my clothes, but on very rare occasions, the extra "space" is welcome. I do sleep clear thru the night w/o emptying on most nights.
Notice my signature below --- disease free from CD since perm. ileostomy surgery! Yep, no going back for me but I am healthy/disease free. I, too, had a temporary for several months, had reversal surgery, and my CD came right back. But, I didn't respond to any of the medications prior to surgery either. My CD was totally relentless. Some folks have pretty good luck with the meds. and temp ileo/reversal. I just did not, but that's me for ya!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to post.
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery