I had my first ileostomy 2-05. It was bungled and my colon was left in along with my retum. Also, a loop ileostomy that was left open to my colon, caused it to fill up and became a toxic megacolon. Then my liver got involved. 9 mos. later I had a new surgeon, got a new stoma, had my impacted dead colon and rectum taken out 5/06.
I'm doing very well now with my 2nd ileostomy. Unfortunately, I now have some autoimmune concerns, including Chronic Epstein Virus, and I'm still being tested for others.
I just wanted to say hi. I don't know yet how all the bells and whistles work. When I do, I'll post my picture. I am on another website for ostomies under my same user name.
I hope to be able to learn more and offer my experiences to the forum. Thanx.