I had my Ileostomy on the 18th March 2008, the medical name being a "Panprocolectomy"
This followed a good ten years of being in constant pain - some of it unbearable. Now, following the operation, I have no pain, and have only had to change my lifestyle a little.
When I realised the operation was a necessity, I tried to find some information on the internet about it, and what it would entail, but although I found some, it was not of much use - there was very little information to follow from a patients perspective.
Due to the lack of information available, and also as it helped me accept my new lifestyle, I thought I would write some notes up, in the hope that it may help others in the same situation as me. This website consists of those notes.
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Grateful for my successful surgery .... it saved my life!