I have a permanent ileostomy and live a completely healthy, normal life.
I only go to the bathroom when I feel like I have to pee and then empty the pouch at the same time.
Expect to be healthy and have lots of energy!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)