Please remember that everyone is different and some people bounce right back and they are out living life.
It has been 5 1/2 weeks since my ileostomy reversal and it is something I wish I had never done.
I'm suppose to go back to work next week and there is no way I can do this unless they would consider moving my desk, computer and phone into the bathroom. LOL
All they told me before the take down was I would have more bm's. OK I can live with that. However they didn't mention about running to the bathroom every 5 - 10
minutes for 3 - 5 hours daily.
I wish I had asked more questions and did more research. They said some people want the stoma back but they would like them to wait at least 6 months. I just want my life back
and if it is with an ileostomy that is fine.
I do know a lady who has had her ileostomy for 35 years and she swims, plays voleyball and is very active. She uses the Hollister bags and they are very good. That is what I
used during my 6 months with the ilesotomy. I had felt great - went anywhere, flew to Florida. My husband and I now have an empty nest and we could go out and I could eat
foods I had not been able to eat for years.
I guess my main reason for getting the reversal was to be normal again. I was more normal with the bag than I am now chained to the bathroom. I can get out in the mornings before
I eat if I need groceries. I don't know what I am going to do. I have to work and have my insurance.