Ive had UC since i was 14, bascially four years of being house bound. I had eventually had an ileostomy in april 2010.
I was in the operating room for 7 hours, everything went fine no problems. I got myself up 4 hours after the op to try and move abit because i knew as soon as i did i would be allowed home. I was out of hospital in 5 days, eating soups, jelly, ice cream then gradually developing into a normal diet, makes a change from eating nothing whilst i had UC. This operation is the best thing ive ever done!! never thought i would say that considering i was only 18 at the time.
I am now considering having a reversal, as i am only 19 and thought if any time to get it done is when im young because i will be able to recover faster. I empty my bag about 4 times/ 5 times a day.
Any experiences on this operation would be really helpful