Hello and welcome to one of the biggest support systems you will ever need. People on here are great and most of them know what they are talking about. I myself had a total colectomy and was re-connected and doing well, had mine on Feb 19,10, so 2 months ago.
Although I did not suffer with crohns my colon no longer worked and it does make you severly ill. I know that you are young to have to go through this but you will be fine and more healthy when it is over. You will have a appliance for the rest of your life, but that's the catch....you will have quality of life with your kids and family.
Its the quality of your life and actually feeling well and doing things and get back to living is what it is all about. I can no way compare your situation to mine, but I know many of the struggles. What I do know is that I like many others have suffered tremendously with our innerds...LOL not working properly or diseased and that is not fun.
So you do what is good for you and if your colon is making you sick.............out it must come.....then you re-gain control of your life. So happy that you found us and we will be praying for you to have a good out-come..
1984 Tubligation 1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor
1993 Gallbladder Removed 1997 Hysterectomy 1998 Carpol Tunnel
1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5
2003 Sigmoid Colon
2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto