Yes, there are thousands of us who are very happy post reversal. I think you should really post your question on the www.j-pouch.org board. Although that board consists mainly of j-pouchers, the surgery is similar. As I mentioned before, this is a very difficult surgery to recover from and you need to be patient with the recovery but continue to research the weight loss especially if you are consuming adequate calories. If you are limiting your food to limit your freqency that can contribute to the loss. There is a nurse on the other board who also has a j-pouch and is very knowledgeable with problems. There are also many people on that site with 10+ years of history.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free