I am new to this site and wanted to join to learn more about having a reversal done. I go for a colonoscopy on 1/9 to make sure everything looks good and a reversal can be completed. I had a sigmoid colostomy done in March 2016. I have Crohn’s disease but my Crohn’s has been in remission and well controlled for the last 18 months or so. I don’t mind the colostomy and have been OK mentally dealing with the lifestyle change but if a reversal can be done, I want it reversed. My biggest fear is having to live in the bathroom again. Before my colostomy I would be in the bathroom for hours b/c of Crohn’s and IBS. If I have the reversal, I don’t want to spend my life in the bathroom nor not have a life due to the fear of being too far away from the bathroom.
I have a great career and great family. I don’t want to lose my job or my family due to the bathroom.
Any advice, comments, or concerns is greatly appreciated.