If I have a J-pouch and it fails everyone is saying dont worry as you can just go back to living with a stoma and bag. Very true, I have got on OK with the stoma and bag and could live with it fine. The only thing i wonder (dont know if anyone here has been through this), if I try and have a J-pouch and it fails will my stoma and bag all work in the same way. Will I output more and will it be more watery etc as they have taken some of my small intestine away to make a J-pouch? Will I in reality go back to just how I am now, or will it cost to have a failed J-pouch?
Any thoughts would be greatfuly recieved.
Many thanks everyone,
UC since 17
Azathioprine, prednisolone, Asacol,
blood transfusions, iron infusions.
Colon Removed 18 March 09.