I have had my jpouch for almost 9 years. After a period of recovery, there is no urgency and event the post urgency I did have is not like UC urgency. My life has been fantastic post surgery; I am very physically active and travel abroad frequently. I eat everything and take no meds. I am thrilled with the results.
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