Wow! I'm so happy to read your stories! (i'm actually tearing up) I really hope to someday give a j-pouch a try, but i read mostly bad stuff. So, thank you all for sharing. Please Please keep us posted. It seems that most people share their recovery, and then we never hear from them again.
So thank you guys and good luck!
oh yeah, another question. stage one is colectomy, stage three is reversal, but stage two is where i get kind of fuzzy. I know they make the j-pouch, but which part of the small intestine do they make it out of. Do they take the end of the intestine and take out the stoma, make the j-pouch and then make a new stoma with new intestine. OR do they leave the stoma alone, make the pouch out of the middle, and re sect the intestine. OR something else.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
i only take vitamins now, when I WANT to. :)
"Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."
Post Edited (Chasblah) : 3/3/2010 8:48:15 PM (GMT-7)