The jpouch surgery involves removing both the colon and the rectum. The first surgery removes both organs, creates the jpouch and connects it to the remaining rectal cuff. The ileostomy is like a hose cut in half so you will have some diversion from the small intestine to the new pouch. Don't be frightened if your new pouch starts functioning before your ileostomy is closed. It's normal.
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