I had jpouch surgery for refractive UC; not dysplasia or colon cancer. Since my UC was pretty bad I consider the jpouch a blessing. My life is very good. You can meet others who opted for jpouch surgery due to dysplasia at www.jpouch.org Not one of them has regretted their decision to have surgery in light of their diagnosis. Life with a jpouch is not perfect but it allows me to backpack and travel which I couldn't do pre-surgery.
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