Don't be scared! Like all support sites, you see lots more people who are having problems and less of those who are living a full life! Over 90% of people who have had jpouch surgery are satisfied. All you need to do is ask your question and not other posts. However, that being said, you might want to read up on what your surgery and recovery will be like so you won't be surprised or disappointed. Honestly, you should do just fine!!
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