Post Edited (Clicky) : 12/5/2009 12:54:26 PM (GMT-7)
Surgery for UC is 100% for improving quality of life.
You can have your sphincters tested to see what type of strength you have before opting for surgery.
You can also consider a k-pouch over a permanent ileo if a jpouch is ruled out.
I have never regretted my decision to have surgery.
And yes you can go for a jpouch and if that doesn't work out try a k-pouch. You can also go from a perm ileo to a k-pouch. Since you have other contributing health factors in that area I would seek the most qualified CR surgeon in your state. If you need recommendations just ask.