I just had my colectomy and I have a internal J-Pouch, it is just a part of your intestine in the shape of a J that is now your new colon in a way...its a sm. resivour to hold pooo and it is attached to your rectum. So it does not hold a lot, and you pooo more in the beginning but now I am down to 3x a day so not bad at all.
Did the doc say if he could re-attach you to your rectum once they remove your colon? Or because of the crohns you have to have a appliance? Just wondering, I had the total colectomy and was reattached, feel wonderful and things work great. One thing I know for sure is if you want to try to strain to push out your pooo that just does not happen. You wont have the ability to force things....but with a J pouch you dont have those types of situations, when you feel like you have to poooo it just comes out.....mine works great....so hopefully you will be alright...
1984 Tubligation 1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor
1993 Gallbladder Removed 1997 Hysterectomy 1998 Carpol Tunnel
1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto