How are you doing since your TD? Mine is scheduled for May 9th and I'm very nervous about using the bathroom the "standard" way again. My j-pouch surgery was done in 2 steps so I had the 1st step in October where my surgeon removed my entire colon, most of my rectum, and created the j-pouch during the same surgery. Step 2, the takedown, was supposed to happen before now, but I was hesitant from old UC fears (pain, frequency, loss of control, etc.) plus I got sick with the flu and pneumonia back in February and couldn't schedule it. Anyway, it's almost here now and as much as I can't wait to "bag the bag," I'm still afraid of what's to come. Please share your experiences, both good and bad.