Hello, I'm Serenitee, its nice to meet you. I was wondering if you wanted or had have the surgery to remove the bag, or could you have kept it if you wanted? 10-months is along time. It seems like I have read quite a few posts regarding the same thing you are saying. I was wondering with as many times as your going to the bathroom a day, is it bothersome or are you in any pain? What made you get the Ostomy before?
I know I NEVER want to go back at all, even if I could. I have had a Loop ileostomy since May 2011. I absolutely love it! Best decision I ever made. Only after 3-weeks, when I saw my Colon Surgeon since being in the Hospital, the first thing my husband & I asked was, "when can we make it permanent?" My husband and 7-kids could not believe how immediately much better I was. I see my Surgeon in Sept. & we will be discussing making it permanent. I would be terrified to go back the way it was. For 43-years I lived on a toilet 24/7...I love just emptying my bag a few times a day, no intestinal or stomach pain anymore.
Sending you Smiles & Rainbows your way. I hope everything gets better for you.
Your Healingwell Friend,
Loop ileostomy May 2011, Currently Pelvic & Bladder Trauma & Dysfunction...Caused by, Colon tore thru Vaginal Wall then Colon + Bladder fell out of my body together thru Vagina, leaving me with much destruction in its path. 15-surgeries over the years on various things.
Bipolar 2, Borderline, Panic-Anxiety Disorder, Ptsd