Am sure glad my surgeon from Lahey did an end ileostomy right off the bat. It was actually my suggestion. He was going to do a loop and said that stool can sometimes go down the other loop and get into the colon (mine being almost scarred shut that would not be a happy thing). So I said, Why not just go right to the end ileo and skip all the chance for complications. And that is what he did. Thank heavens.
If yours is a loop ileo....I see there is still some connection between your colon and your small intestine so the colon mucous could back up and come out of your small intestine loop ileo. That would be a lot of mucous but I see what you are saying.
Double glad I got the end ileo if loops are more apt to prolapse. Too bad you didn't just get an end one right off too. I guess your doc had hopes for your rectum working again (and we both guessed it would not) and loops are easier to take down than end ileo's. He sounds like a careful surgeon, so am sure your revision will go well, but each surgery begets more scarring internally. I am totally praying I never need any more surgery of ANY kind as I don't think my body could take it.
Thanks for the clarification. Rosemary