Over the past year I have had an ostomy, a closing of the ostomy, a removal of most of my colon and then an ileostomy. Most of my colon was removed about two months ago. The surgeon left about one foot of the colon from the anus to just above the sphincter.
Today I under went a Sigmoidoscopy. The purpose was to determine if the remaining part of my colon, was still inflamed. The surgeon said there was still inflammation. He wants me to go back to the gastro doctor to determine if the inflammation can be reduced so that he can reconnect me--connect small intestine to the remaining part of my colon. If the inflammation cannot be reduced then he wants to give me a J-Pouch.
It has been over one year since all of these medical issues with my colon began and I am getting pretty depressed because the doctors can't seem to fix the problem and I still have a bag attached to my stomach.
I have been reading postings and realize many of you have it much worse than I do. But I just need some insight as to whether or not there is a future without a bag hanging off my stomach.
Thanks in advance to all who read this and respond.