I also had a temp ileo. Reversal Monday - home Saturday but with complications. I had a ileus which meant bowel went into 'sulk' mode, stomach blew up like a balloon and nothing worked. Was a bit grim.. apparently about 10-20% chance of it happening. Care wasn't great, so with proper prep (they didn't even give me a catheter - and turns out I retain urine when under General) you'll probably be ok.
Sarah - 38 year old mum of 2 boys, competitive runner/triathlete, health and fitness writer
June 2010 - Peritonitis caused by perforated diverticulitis. Emergency surgery.
August 2010 - Partial colectomy and temp ileostomy
October 2010 - Ileostomy reversal - but didn't go well and struggling since.
Currently - Investigating motility and bloating issues ...