If you have UC then it's most likely you will be a candidate for a jpouch. But really only a colorectal surgeon can make that call. I had left sided UC mostly limited to my rectum and had the surgery 7 years ago. My advice when you are ready for serious consideration is to seek a consultation with an experienced CR surgeon. For top jpouch surgeons in your area go to www. j-pouch.org and do a search on surgeons or post the question. Not many UCers are turned away from jpouch surgery but again only your surgeon will know.
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