I know it is so upsetting but they should have warned you you may need an ileo because of the previous scar tissue - if they connectd you before knowing it was completely healed you could have ended up in a much more worse condition and more... cheer up you will be ok at the end of it all - and you can stil try on wedding dresses - the bag hardly shows really - and you will get used to when it fills up so you can have an empty bag for when you try on those dresses. There is light at the end of your tunnel!!
Karen: 49 years old
1997: Diagnosed IBS
2003: Pelvic Floor repair
2006: STARR procedure - mucosal prolapse/ODS/diagnosed slow transit constipation
2007: Sigmoid resection (MRI showed twist) - made colonic inertia worse (cleared obstruction though)
March 2009: Total colectomy with ileorectal join and loop ileostomy
23 Sept 2010: Ileostomy reversal - not going well