Posted 11/5/2016 10:57 AM (GMT -7)
Everyone does react to an ileostomy differently. I think a lot of it has to do with how sick they are before surgery and their quality of life before surgery.
You said you were still very active and carefree with your Crohns. I was for several years until the last year before my surgery. I had to go on a leave from work, was on TPN for a month and couldn't eat, and having accidents. So for me it was so much easier leaving the house with my ostomy than my colon. I was able to return to things like exercise and work that I had been too sick to do. If you were still able to do things you wanted before surgery this is probably a harder adjustment.