Our thoughts and prayers also. The first time I drank that awful stuff it didn't stay down (after drinking most of it), which cancelled that appt. Changed stuff and managed to keep that down, though I didn't drink it all. Test was clean.
My husband had colitis since his late teens. In his late 20s they removed his entire colon, no bag. In his mid 50s he developed problems again. After a year of fighting it, he told the doctor to give him bag. He said the bag actually improved some aspects of his life. While a bag may not be someone's first choice, I'll take him and his bag any day over no bag and no him.