Typically a jpouch is not recommended for a patient with Crohn's. Since you have decided not to be reconnected you might want to talk with your GI about having your rectum removed, especially if it's bothering you. Since your Crohn's can always manifest from the mouth to the anus, I imagine with your current Crohn's symptoms at the stoma that you will need to aggressively treat those symptoms with medication.
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