I wanted to make sure that someone responded to you with some information that can help. As the WhatNext network evolves, we will continue to add people with different experiences. We do have a strong group of people fighting, or who have fought, colon cancer so hopefully someone with this experience can weigh in.
In the meantime, I found an Ileostomy Guide on the American Cancer Society's website that might help: http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/PhysicalSideEffects/Ostomies/IleostomyGuide/index
I will also see if I can find others who can give you some meaningful perspectives.
You have our support every step of the way!