I have had a J-pouch now for 7yrs. The question i have for you Warren, is what drugs have you tried. I would talk to a doctor about Humira and Remicade first. My opinion. My experience with the j-pouch is, watching what you eat, being close to restrooms, accidents. i had a ille. for 3 months. And loved it. No finding restrooms, eating almost whatever i wanted. It was great.
I am 51 yrs old and recently divorced. So i know what you are saying about being single with the bag. I have found out that ppl will accept you for you.
I have really been thinking about getting an ille. myself. I too am trying to weigh out the pros and cons before i do anything drastic and life changing. The reason i had to get rid of my large intestine was due to ucers. They had a real hard time labeling it with Chrohns. They first said i had U.C. in 02, then in 05 after 3 yrs of Hell, they labeled it with Chrohn's. If i would have know then what i know now, I would have tried every drug out there before any surgerys. Heck i would have even tried Homopathic medicine. Good luck with whatever you do. BW.
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