There's a fairly active ostomies forum here on HW that would welcome you with
open arms, I'm sure! They'd be able to help you with the questions a lot better than most of us would. Not that I'm saying you have to leave, just trying to help!
Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.