No prob, it's all rather confusing! With a loop ileo, the stoma is not formed from the end of the intestine, it's formed from a place in the middle. So the surgeon has to create a hole in the intestine wall for output to escape through. The end ileo is literally formed from the end of the small intestine, so output just comes out the end from the hole that already exists. Just one hole with the end ileo.
Diagnosed with UC in 2007
Flare in 2007 causing anemia requiring blood transfusions, eventually controlled by asacol and 6-MP.
Flared again in 2009 as 6-MP lost effectiveness, went on TPN and received more blood. Started Remicade, which induced remission.
Flared 2010; Remicade no longer effective.
Had 1st surgery of 3 step j-pouch at CC on 1/19/11. 2nd slated for April, and j-pouch in July!