I love coffee, too! I remember getting a food tray in the hospital with a cup of coffee on it very soon after surgery, and it tasted so good! I enjoy a couple of cups every morning, too, so you won't have to give that up.
Wow, I'm glad you survived that ordeal. I've heard great things about the j-pouch, and there are several people on here who are very happy with it, like suebear and sfgiantsjo. Hopefully, they will reply to your question soon. You might want to post a new topic, since your question is hidden under the "Coffee" topic.
There's also a web site called www.j-pouch.org where you can ask other j-pouchers questions.
Hope that helps!
See, that was my original assumption.. that the coffee/caffeine would give you an urgency to go like it does most healthy people..
I'm suprised to hear how many people could tolerate coffee post-surgery, especially a day or two after.
It's crazy how this surgery affects so many people so differently..