Second, I've been reading on the connection and I have a question. My surgeon did not remove my rectum, it's still there but sewn up into my very lower abdominal wall. I thought it was to save it for reconnect but I'm reading about how the pouch is connected to the anus. Can someone enlighten me on what the pouch is actually sewn to? I'm thinking that if my rectum remains I may have more control in holding the waste in.
Thanks for all the great information, keep it coming, it has really helped to have it and to be able to tell my story!