Hello again everyone. I hope you are all doing well out there. I really hope that you can help me out.
I have some questions about K pouches, BCIR, and J pouches. A little history of me... I have Crohn's disease with a cronic rectal stricture. I already know that the rectal issues would rule me out as a candidate for the J Pouch as the stricture is too far "south" to make a reconnection possible.
But what about the others? Is there a reason that Crohnies don't qualify for either of the other types of pouches? I have never had any small bowel issues.
Crohn's Disease - 29 years
Diagnosed at age 10 in 1979
1st ileosecal resection 1989
2nd colon resection 1993
Chronic "D" and arthritis
Chronic rectal stricture with colonoscopy every 3 months to dialate
Insomnia since 1980 - I love my ambien!
SCUBA diver, Master's degree student, college graduate, Pet therapist