You might want to contact your surgeon regarding the pain. Expect improvement on frequency to come in about 6 week increments for the first year. Recovery is tough but it will get better! Also you might want to visit the jpouch board at www.j-pouch.org There are over 6000 members on that site who can provide you with great support and advice.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free