Hi LBA, thanks so much for taking the time to reply, since posting I have a seton, open wound and drain as a temporary fix on the track that's opened on my buttock until I have the main surgery. My surgeon has mentioned there is the possibility of creating another pouch but I will be super cautious about considering this as don't want to be dealing with fistulas in the future. I know I can carry on as normal having my ileostomy back where as I definitely have struggled dealing with the fistula surgery. Out of curiosity where did they place your ileostomy, on the same side / scar or other as before.
Thanks again, I live in the U.K.