J-Pouch....anyone have one?

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It's in the bag
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   Posted 10/7/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone in here happen to have a J-pouch? I had my colonoscopy and it's still active Crohn's in the colon . My. GI has me doing Rowasa and I have a Remicade infusion tomorrow but if that doesn't get rid of it by my next scope sometime in November my GI says he expects the surgeon will take the colon out and give me a J-Pouch. I've read on it a bit and it seems much preferable to having a bag full-time and what not. Does anyone here have one and have any tips..or warnings or just anything about it? I'm just hoping that whatever gets down I can get cleared back to work and my normal life from before all this getting cut up started . :) Thanks for any answers .
Asacol 400mg x 8 dly , 50 mg Mercaptapurine x 2 dly , 20 mg Omeprazole x1 dly , Remicade every 8 weeks , Multivitamin , Fish Oil , Currently living ileostomy bag-style , Align


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   Posted 10/7/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
If you have Crohns, they probably won't give you a j pouch. This is because the j pouch is made out of small intestine and the Crohns could affect it giving you more problems, necessitating in it's removal. They usually won't give you any type of internal pouch if Crohns is suspected. The only exception to this is *some* surgeons will do it if your Crohns has been limited to your large intestine only for 5 years or longer (indicating that it's not going to move anywhere else).
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It's in the bag
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   Posted 10/7/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine's been there for about 3 years and that's what my GI expects the surgeron he uses to do. Not definite obviously but that's what I was told to plan on it seems.
Asacol 400mg x 8 dly , 50 mg Mercaptapurine x 2 dly , 20 mg Omeprazole x1 dly , Remicade every 8 weeks , Multivitamin , Fish Oil , Currently living ileostomy bag-style , Align

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