You will have an ET nurse (enterostomal) who will determine the best location for your ostomy. Factors such as your height, length of waist, type of clothing you wear are considered. He/she will mark you and the surgeon will follow that lead. These nurses are awesome and will be a great resource for you as you learn how to manage and ostomy and work with the various supplies.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free