I have to agree with the others. I am just a couple weeks post-op from loop ileostomy and i think i have lost a few pounds cuz i now have an indent at each side of the stoma. Have had to use puddy and paste to try to fix from having leaks. But I would imagine the surgery is a necessity not a choice. I thought I wanted one years ago, but there was not enough substantiated reason for getting it then, and no doctor would just perform it for me to have (as i had lived in the bathroom my whole life with irritable bowel and other bowel problems)...it wasn't until my intestinal motility just stopped. And my tests then came out abnormal, which the doctor was shocked with the results. He really thought I was I think exaggerating with the probs...after the test results i didn't have a choice then.
Your Healingwell Friend,
______________________________________________________________________________________________________Loop ilesotmy, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar/Borderline, Vaginal Vault Lift, recotocele, enterocele, DDA (dual-diagnosed), Abdominal Hysterctomy w/bladder lift, Ruptured appendix a week after C-section, Benign Tumor Removed, 4-knee surgeries, shoulder surgery