I am awaiting reconnection too...yey! I had my op (1st of a 2-step) on Nov. 16, and would have had it Feb. 16, but i developed a fistula right after surgery, due to surgery (thankfully not CD), and its not yet healed, so i go month-to-month waiting to see how i do. If it isnt healed by April i will have surgery to fix it. Then reconnection. I have the same questions as you but you know the www.j-pouch.org website is awesome for those kinds of questions...have a looksee...hope its helpful.
Currently taking ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
Current weight loss-40 lbs!!!!!
It will always get better...always