I heard that within two years the anus/rectum has to be closed up? Just wonderin'Yep, Kaz, I do. When I went for my permanent ileostomy surgery, the surgeon didn't think I was strong enough for the proctocolectomy so he left the rectum and anus in for the 'time being.' Given I had a number of complications after my ileostomy and ended up being in the hospital for about seven weeks, I'm grateful that he made that decision. However, I'm NOT looking forward to the next surgery. Gah. When are you going to get yours done?
Yup...I was told body bag or stoma bag! I'm really glad you chose as I did to LIVE! Once you get past the recovery time (can be a doozy) you will be like us and feel like you have a new lease on life! (because you WILL)Well after a quick trip to the ER via the ambulance, two incidences of nearly bleeding to death in the ICU, two angiograms and a colonoscopy, I got myself a total colectomy.A brand spanking new stoma and am now lacking a colon.