I have had a permanent ileostomy for the last 35 years. What I can tell you is that my quality of life is 1000% better since having the ileostomy than it was before! I no longer have the horrible pain all the time. I no longer have to know the exact location of every bathroom in the vicinity. I have more energy than I knew existed. I can't wear a bikini, but then I never wore one before the surgery either! All the best to you....and don't worry so much about it....View Thread
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