1. I have a jpouch and there is no food I cannot eat.
2. I wore my regular clothes with my temp ostomy. Slacks and blouses but loose fitting as I only had the ostomy for 8 weeks and the ab area was still tender from sugery.
3. The only ppl turned away from a jpouch would be those dx w/Crohn's.
4. All surgeries have risks and potential complications. There's no way to know in advance what your recovery will be like. Be sure to ask your surgeon this question.
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