Im in the process of scheduling surgery for an ilieostomy due to Ulcerative Colitis. In the words of my GI doc, my colon is rotten. Im hoping for an Iilieostomy with the option of a j-pouch later if Im not satisfied. Any suggestions, thoughts??? Also, how long before you were able to return to work? Im triage nurse and do alot of sitting so I'm hoping to return to work in 3 weeks. I know the medical recommendations but I want to to know from experiences! Thanks so mucch!