Grateful to everyone here for their guidance. One year from my take down and two days away from having gall bladder removed.
I've been doing well of late and quite worried about the possibility of terrible diarrhea that may never subside. Geez, some people have posted absolute nightmare stories. Great to know there are wonderful outcomes to focus on instead!
I have a wonderful surgeon...she's gotten me through the three colectomy/ileostomy surgeries, so I have nothing to fear there.