In my research, it was seen that those in your position can and quite often DO go on to experience happy and very fulfilled lives, with companionship/marriage/sexual relations/etc.
So it's somewhat reassuring to know that there's plenty out there that get on just fine, even with this obstacle.
The colostomy diverts digestive waste away from the affected area, to give it a chance to heal.
In other cases, a colostomy is formed after a section of the colon has been removed and the bowel can't be joined back together.
For those whose stoma can be reversed, the outcome will depend on how much and which part of the bowel was removed.
If very little rectum remains, then it is likely that bowel control will be impaired.
For some, this situation could present a weird factor that would turn them off. I had a suspicion as to what it related to, but I went out looking and researching just to be sure as I've never heard the exact term.Ah, spring, a season defined by tax-related meltdowns, allergies, cute baby animals and wicked weather. Sure, most people are familiar with the “big” virtual meet markets like e Harmony, Match.com, OKCupid and, um, Craigslist but there are hundreds of dating websites out there that cater to romance-seekers with decidedly more specialized interests, values and physical attributes. And since this is 2011, by “come out to play” we mean log on to online dating websites in search of friends, flings and serious relationships.A similar procedure, known as an ileostomy, is sometimes used as an alternative to a colostomy.This involves creating a stoma by diverting the small intestine instead of the large intestine.