Personally, I would have it removed. It's not like you're ever going to use it again anyway is it? Yes, it can be a pain in the backside for a few weeks after surgery (literally) but after that, it's all good :) You can then have a Barbie Butt (or Ken Butt depending on whether you're male or female) - ie no holes back there. I just wish mine were as petite as Barbie's :)
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
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