they doing a colostomy or an ileostomy?
anyway, either way life wont change much. Just have to empty a bag instead of take a poop! lol.
at first you wont be able to eat certain things, but after about
two months you will be ready to go! some people choose to stay away from nuts and seeds and popcorn, they can be hard to digest. I dont eat nuts or seeds, but i do eat popcorn.
Other than that all that will change is you will not have to worry abotu cancer or any of the other things a dumb old colon can casue, lol.
Im not sure what NHPCC is or what IRA is So i dont know if they affect things or not.
Anyway good luck with your surgery!
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-