Hi all. I don't post often, but I think you are all amazing and you offer such great info and support. I was dx'ed in feb, 08 with rectal CA.stage 3. I had 5 wks chemo/rad and then surgery where I ended up with a temp ileost.. I am presently doing chemo every 2 weeks for a total of 8 cycles. So far I have done 3 of 8. I have heard so many neg outcomes about ileostomy reversals and pain afterwords etc... Can anyone share their stories with me. There has to be some positive stories about reversals out there.. Also, since I have no rectum, I was wondering how are you able to control bowel movements, adult diapers etc.... not sure what to expect. Thanks in advance for any info you can offer me.. God bless you all.