Posted 10/19/2016 9:25 AM (GMT -6)
I can't actually remember what I wished I had asked, but the reason I finally did have ostomy surgery is basically the same as you- too much scar tissue causing strictures, nothing else to be done. At that point, it was pretty much unavoidable. I had, previously, met with 3 different surgeons over the course of 2-3 years, to discuss surgery. By the time I finally had it done, I had no more questions! I did get a "good feeling": about the surgeon I chose, & have had no complications/issues whatsoever. Frankly, I'm glad it's done! I guess if you have a Crohns dx, they mean a perm ileo? Do they remove the rectum too? I had everything out, was prone to abscesses & fistula, so no jpouch for me. But seriously, life with the ileo is good, it's not a big deal, an imposition, etc.