<FONT color=#800080> I spoke with a man today who said he had j pouch done ten years ago but does not have a bag. I thought people with j pouch had a bag for waste. Wow, I need to do lots of research.
The j-pouch is internal and created from the small intestine. Usually people have a temporary bag to allow things to heal for 6-12 weeks (depending on what the surgeon's practice is). Some people never have a bag. My surgeon will not do one step procedures, though.
If you go to j-pouch.org on the right side of the main page is a link to an illustrated explanation of what the surgery is
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; RV fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Fistula Repair
4/10 Going to try to go back to the J-Pouch again
Imodium (8/day), Questran (3/day), TPN 12 hours/day, IV fluids 4 hours/day