I did once, about 10 years ago, and now have a permanent ileostomy:) It's a personal choice, I was 32, and realized I could have a life with an ileostomy, so I had a temporary loop done (after the reversal) and kept it for about 8 years before having a proctocolectomy. I am now 2.5 years after my proctocolectomy and life is great (knock on wood!) without joint pain, fistulas and the rest of my Crohn's issues. I am also med free for the first time in a LONG time:)
With that, I also know that Crohn's can come back, but I will cross that bridge if I have too!
What was the reason for your ostomy? Was your disease in your small or large intestine? Just make sure, if you keep your ostomy and your colon, you continue to have colonoscopies on a regular basis.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008