Thats how I am. No issues with the ileostomy itself, I have a good stoma and no skin issues, BUT.... I hate this thing. I already had a body image issue and this just makes it worse. When I had my jpouch the first time, i dealt with cuffitis for the first few months but for the most part is worked pretty well, even with the sinus/fistula. It only had to be diverted when a tip of j leak caused a spinal infection. I'm still nervous about the surgery due to what happened to me after the 1st one, but I'm soooo confident in Remzi and I feel its going to be a good thing this time around. I just hope all goes well and i can get back to work at least very light duty for a few hours a day after 4-5 weeks. Remzi stated a 6-8 week recovery but if all goes well I could be back to doing light duty in 4. I have a desk job for the most part, so nothing strenuous or very physical.