Okay, I know why they happen, but I am confused as to why they happen more than before (I understand why they would happen at the stoma site).
So, the food goes to your stomach after swallowing then goes to the small intestine, then for people with colons it goes there, then the rectum and anus. So, if it still goes to the small intestine first, then why blockages now vs. when we had colons? I am obviously missing something and am very curious.
Also, do people that have the j-pouches have fewer or the same amount of blockages? And, does that last forever or after a certain amount of time they aren't a problem anymore?
I haven't had any obstructions yet, but it is really interesting and would like to be educated.
Oh, this is funny...a good friend of my mom's (a retired nurse) asked what type of surgery I had. My mom told her I had my colon removed. This woman said she was wrong, that they can't do that. I sent her an article so she could educate her friend.