When I'm feeling better they'd schedule the second part of the surgery where they go back in and remove the colostomy bag and fashion a small "pouch" out of part of my small intestine which would function as a fake colon. Then would then hook everything back up the way it was before. Then I'd be able to go to the bathroom normally (just more often). Again I'd be in the hospital about five days, and another two or three weeks of recovery at home.
At that point I'm "cured" because I'd no longer have a colon any more. I'd be off all medications and I could lead a normal life. This could be subject to change after I talk to a surgeon, but that's my understanding right now.