discovered your message today, don't know if you've been back to the hospital or decided what the best option is for your health.
i myself had an ileoanal pouch performed 12 years ago when i was 24, i have familial adenomotous polyposis colei, my life is no different to anyone else's i live life to it's full potential & eat whatever i like, i,ve also never had a day off sick from work due to it.
The early days after my operation i was more cautious about what i ate so as to avoid so many trips to the toilet but it gets better i go approximately 6 times a day & once through the night but i do sometimes get an upset pouch which i control with imodium i've also have had a few bouts of pouchitis which is treated with antibiotics but not everyone gets this.
My son had his pouch done in june 2003 at 13 years of age, he had it done at the start of the school holidays & was back at the start of term, he was out of hospital in 5 days & to this day his closest friends don't know about it' he doesn't talk about it & has never looked back.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do.