I am not sure that ileostomies are easier/harder than colostomies...but they certainly are different!
Some people have periods when the stoma is quiet (I have a few hours during the day) but generally ileos can function 24 hours a day. They can be controlled with fiber supplements and Imodium but I have found that by altering my diet I don't need the supplements. Unfortunately, ileostomies cannot be irrigated
The BRAT diet that summerstorm suggested is great for this stage of your recovery and your small intestine will eventually 'learn' that it doesn't have it's counterpart and will adjust how it works. Sugar and caffeine speed up your transit time and artificial sweeteners can do the same.
Did you get instructions for a low fiber diet for 6 weeks? If you did, when you start eating, make sure you keep track of new foods and only try one new one at a time...and just because something bothers you now, try it again in a few weeks/months because it might not later on!
Good Luck with your new ileo...and if you don't mind me asking, in another thread I think you mentioned you are having small intestine involvement now...what are your problems with your small intestine? Did you have small intestine involvement before? Are you on medication now, too? Did you have a proctocolectomy or a total colectomy?
Welcome to the forum, too
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!