I also agree with Lee, get the anus sewn up. My surgeons did mine at the time of colectomy, and didn't tell me about it. Don't know if I would have agreed to it had I known, but after all the issues people have with leakage and smell, this is the way to go. Recovery was long and rather painful. You'll avoid hard seats and sit kinda on one side for some months. (Don't use a donut pillow). Good luck and better health to you!
DX rectal cancer Aug 04
Surgery Sept 04, perm ostomy, "BarbieButt" Sept 23, 04.
Dad passed '93 CC
DD 42 yo/w/2 polyps removed
June 2019 stage 3 esophageal cancer
Aug. 2019 28 radiations, 5 chemo
Nov. PET shows original tumor and mets resolved, 2 new mets in liver and bone.
May 2020 port installed, started Folfox hope to do 12 rounds, cure not expected