It sounds like you have a jejunostomy?...in which case you will only have high output...and the fact that your stoma is flush with your skin doesn't help much, too:(
Hang in there...many people have one or two step j-pouch procedures so I am sure your pouch will function fine if they did the reversal now...it's a good sign that your pouch isn't leaking...why does your doc still want to wait?
I'll be thinking of you (((HUGS)))
I don't know what that particular word means, but my ostomy is higher in the intestinal tract than normal, so, yes, it has higher output than normal. The reason he wants to wait is he is really concerned that the fistula will come back. It was terrible and just pouring out liquid and not stopping when I had it and hurt very badly, as it's stomach acid leaking out through the vagina. He wants to give it more time for scar tissue to build up.
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08
Asacol, Prednisone, 3 infusions of Remicade with no success
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Fistula Repair
Now just trying to hold out as long as possible until we can try the next surgery
Imodium (4/day), Questran (3/day)