David W posted:
Yes, an ileostomy has an external bag. No one knows it’s there unless you tell them. Also, a lot depends on where the stoma is placed. Mine is below my belt line. I’ve seen some that are higher which would affect their visibility if you weren’t weary a shirt.
Ok. Well as I stated before, the 3 months I had to have a temp one was pure hell. I look back to when I was told getting a J-Pouch was the only solution and wish I would have not been so quick to jump to that decision. So getting what amounts to the same type of surgery is not going to be an option for me this time. Thank you for your open and honest discussion.