The jpouch is not recommended for people with Crohn's and you can meet several jpouchers at www.j-pouch.org who had the jpouch surgery as they were dx with UC only to have multiple problems and then were later dx with Crohn's. Many of them converted to a perm. ileo and are very happy.
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