Collicat: Thank you so much for answering those questions. That was very helpful and makes sense. I just so happy there will be no pain and no meds.
Christine1946:Yeah prednisone caused a few minor things. I am actually glad it happen when it did because i was at peace. I tried everything so i know i did not give up and i believe we all made the right choice, we were just guided there. I understand that there are many of those who would like to have the reconstructive surgery, but i feel that its worth it. I don't know what supplies that you use, but i just found that the hollister bag with the filter is a lot better. When you are out and about and wearing a tighter shirt, the filter lets out all the access air left with no odor, and its flat other than the stoma. I would probably be upset too if they told me it was perm when i was hoping for the j-pouch, i told my doctor i would never have my colon out and would always bust down crying but i started learning to accept it little by little, but i understand it is very difficult. Feeling great, no meds, and being well is most important though.