Wow, I'm glad you survived that ordeal. I've heard great things about the j-pouch, and there are several people on here who are very happy with it, like suebear and sfgiantsjo. Hopefully, they will reply to your question soon. You might want to post a new topic, since your question is hidden under the "Coffee" topic.
There's also a web site called www.j-pouch.org where you can ask other j-pouchers questions.
Hope that helps!
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)