If J-pouch fails..

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   Posted 6/10/2009 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
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,
Elli 28
UC since 17
Azathioprine, prednisolone, Asacol,
blood transfusions, iron infusions.
Colon Removed 18 March 09.

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   Posted 6/10/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
No, you will not have a troublesome ostomy if you lose your pouch. There is still plenty of intestine to work with. A jpouch only uses about 9 inches out of the 8ft or so of intestine.

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

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   Posted 6/11/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Sue.  The more i think about things the more I feel i should try the Jpouch. 
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