This question is mainly for curiosity's sake. I've heard it said time and time again that permanent ileostomies are much easier to manage than their temporary counterpart - why is this? What differences are there?
I am having a three step j-pouch procedure; I'm between the first and second surgeries right now, so I have an end ileo at the moment, but will have a loop ileo after the second surgery. When people say that permanent ones are better than temporary, do they just mean that end ileos are better than loop ileos? Or would a permanent ileostomy be very different from what I have now?