Although very difficult to get over, surgery worked for my wife and she hasn't haven't looked back. The only downside was an onslaught of Arthritis, soon after. As the bowel had been removed, the joints were now being attacked instead..
However, don't worry, this was soon taken care of by way of medication and easier to deal with than UC.
The pouches for Ileostomy can be very small these days and so quite unnoticeable.
Its a tough descision, but I know my wife made the right choice. Oh yeah, after surgery we had a beautiful little girl by natural birth and another due soon to be born by C-section!!
All the very best of luck to you.
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