My surgeon and family made my decision as well and talked me into a j-pouch. Quite frankly, i was so sick they could have done anything to me at that point. While when the pouch works fine I love it but...........you are never really cured of UC and as you can see by my signature it can be quite a ride that I don't always want to be on. Plus, I have had so many c-scans that I'll probably die of cancer.
5 asa, predisone, 6 mp
Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery
Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3, 2001.
Take down-Jan 3, 2002
Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortifoam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro
Gall bladder out-Oct 1997
April 2010 bad pouchitis flare-remicade (only 2 doses)
Aug 2010-adhesion surgery
Doing great! only canassa!