If you get small blockages they normally resolve themselves with time. As you heal, the likelyhood of you getting blockages decreases. Right now your intestine is still swollen from the surgery so you need to be careful.
To clear a blockage either hot tea or coffee works. I found that grape juice or wine works the best. Some people use carbonated drinks too. Even if you don't have a blockage these things will make you empty your bag sooner/more often.
I felt great after getting my colon removed too, I said the same thing that I could go back to a bag if I ever had to. I prefer not to have more surgeries but would do it if advised.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226