Well the good news is I am feeling 100% terrific. So much so that I have packed on about 40 lbs. in a over a year since my surgery. I know its because I am able to eat anything I want and not be sick. The first year I just put it out of my mind because my surgeon said it would take about a year to totally recover from the surgery. But now eating is all I think about, I guess 4 years of not being able to eat has really taken its toll mentally. So now all I want to do is eat. Have any of you experienced huge weight gain after your ileostomy? If so what did you do to control your eating. I know it seems kind of petty but I can't believe I'm a fat ileostomate, lol.