I have been getting abscesses on my perineum for the past two years, with several being attributed to MRSA, and now my GI believes I need to turn my loop ileostomy into an ileostomy with a total colectomy and proctectomy. Now that I am no longer studying to be a priest and am looking to marriage I am worried about possible sexual dysfunction. How have others dealt with this? Also, how was the healing time? Thanks for any answers.