I had jpouch surgery for refractive UC; not dysplasia or colon cancer. Since my UC was pretty bad I consider the jpouch a blessing. My life is very good. You can meet others who opted for jpouch surgery due to dysplasia at www.jpouch.org Not one of them has regretted their decision to have surgery in light of their diagnosis. Life with a jpouch is not perfect but it allows me to backpack and travel which I couldn't do pre-surgery.