I had the exact same thing as you with the appearance of some cancer on the rectum and it all came out 5 weeks ago. I asked my Dr. about the J pouch too as soon as I heard about it. But he said not possible. I am still working out how I feel about all this. I think if I could go back to some of my old activities I would be happier. I am learning to be patient and hope I learn fast. lol. I struggle with the bag, the eating, and still too much bathroom time. Hope I get my life back soon, Maybe I don't want, Oh good grief!