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@thoughtsfromtheam asked,

“Do you mind me asking what surgery you will be having? I had my large intestine taken out in 2015, then had a colostomy while it healed for 6 weeks, then had it taken down. Is that similar to what you are having done. I have a J-Pouch now.”

Firstly, no of course I don’t mind you asking. I am very open about this and am happy to answer questions if I can.

Secondly, yes. I had my colon removed in April 2017 resulting in an end ileostomy. I then had my j-pouch formed with a loop ileostomy in June 2018 and am currently waiting to have that taken down. I hope this was helpful.