I had mine done the same time i had my ileo and honestly, it itched more than anything, the itching was horrible!
It hurt for a while at first, obviously, but i found if i didnt sit directly on my butt, kind of leaned back some, and sat on soft things it wasnt bad. going over railroad tracks in the car was hard,lol. Its been almost three years and i still have what are known as phantom pains, like where i really think ineed to go to the bathroom, but i dont, and it goes away on its own.
to me really, it was just weird to think of not having a butt hole, i couldnt get my head aroudn how they take out a hole! lol.
But anyway, i think he will be fine.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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