I have an appointment with my Rectal Surgeon on Feb. 1 to discuss when I can get the ileostomy reversed. Most likely they will have to wait a few months for my blood counts to recover. My white blood cell count is very low but not to the point that they need to suspend treatments. I look forward with great anxiety to getting rid of the ostomy bag. I hate having it but when it is removed, I will have to deal with not having a rectum which will make it difficult to control the urge to go. The on-line discussions say I will learn to control over the first few months. But it still scares me.