Countrybear, wishing you a peaceful, relaxing day today, and an excellent outcome with your surgery tomorrow. (((big hug)))
Hodaya, you are correct!
Trigirl, a colostomy requires a pouch, too.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.