Why did you get a temp ostomy?
Yes, your UC symptoms are normal. The leaking mucus is normal too and it doesn't mean you have a faulty sphincter.
It is not advisable to have surgery for UC and leave the rectum. If you doctor is advising this I would seek a 2nd opinion from a highly recommended colo-rectal surgeon.
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