Yes, it will be permanent. He said there was the possibility of a Koch pouch down the road though. Yes, it will be
open. I’ve had several abdominal surgeries and have lots of adhesions that will need to be dealt with. I’ve also requested a left-sided stoma if at all possible for several reasons. The surgeon said he can’t promise that he can put it on the left, but he will try.
Thanks for your replies! I am a nervous wreck and on one hand, just ready to get this over with and on the other hand, ready to cancel and flee to a remote island, never to be heard of again!