Hey Jan =)
I'll tell you what my surgeon tells me all the time..I see her every 2 weeks to get an anal dialtion so my butthole will stay stretched out so that when she hooks my ileum back up and i start pooping out of my bum again, it won't be too small. And every 2 weeks I ask her and Ive even tried BRIBING her LOL with cookies and pies and cakes for her to hook me back up. But it doesn't work..she likes me a lot more HAHA and looks forward to seeing me lol but she said not until my insides are ready and healed up and my butt stays open wide enough..because the problem Im having right now is that my butthole keeps shrinking back up for some reason and if she hooks me up now, the poop won't have room to come out bc my hole will be too small. So I'd ask your doc and make sure!! that 1-your insides are healed up enough and 2-your bumhole is open enough..i guess not all docs do the anal dialtion thing so im not sure if yours does..but make sure those two things and heck yeah if he says yes and yes you bet Id get hooked back up..But the bad part is, if you aren't ready to be hooked back up and you do get reconnected, and then complications happen, you might have your ileostomy for the rest of your life! So MAKE SURE those two things and ask him what he thinks is best. =) I hope this makes sense and that everything goes ok
17, SENIOR in high school
Dx with Ulcerative Colitis on March 18,2008
Tried what seemed like every medicine there is..nothing worked
Step1 Ileostomy on Nov.19,2008..waiting on Step2 =)
The past is history, the future is a mystery. Today is a gift, that's why it's called the present.