I have been reading a lot about
the dangers of c-scans and the increase in cancer. I too had servere UP and was told that within 10 years I most probably would have developed rectal cancer but the whole point of going thru this surgery was to get well, off meds, and for me it's just been an never ending battle to stay healthy. If I would have keeped the end ileo life would have gone on and I would not have been subjected to an additional 8 scans and multiple x-rays, small bowel, over the years for pouch and adhesion complications. I'm in my late 50's so I guess this is the time you start worrying about
all these things. Like I said when the pouch works it is great but it is just like having UP all over again. You are never truely free of UC with a pouch, depending on the number of pouch surgereis the formation of adhesions, and I think that is the point here on going with a ileo or a pouch is just how much you want to deal with.
Post Edited (susans53) : 3/3/2011 6:14:20 AM (GMT-7)