Next week I will have surgery to reverse my ileostomy. I've heard that some people doing this have serious difficulties with incontinence, skin irritation and in general cannot be too far from a toilet... I've heard that it can take anywhere from two months to two years to feel comfortable enough to leave the house!...
I'm concerned. My wife is very worried.
I realize that I don't really have much information to go on and would REALLY APPRECIATE IT to hear from any of you that know what the reality is for getting used to having caustic liquid constantly needing to 'get out'.
I also realize that we've probably only heard the more difficult stories, and am very interested in what the real spread of experiences is.
Thanks all for any help you can give me with this.