Yes, they can disconnect the jpouch and leave it and give your husband a temp ostomy. That way he can determine whether or not it helps his pain. If the pain continues with the temp ostomy he can then decide whether to keep the jpouch with the pain or go for a permanent ostomy with the pain. People have gone from a jpouch back to an ostomy but I don't know of anyone who has done it for pain, mostly it's because of functionality. Is your husband's pain from adhesions? With so many previous surgeries this might be the cause. Has he tried any pain management programs? Have you visited www.jpouch.org?
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