Just curious how spread out we all are and where we had our surgery done. Did you go to a teaching hospital, etc?
I live on the border of PA and NJ and had my surgery at Morristown Medical Center. It's currently ranked #1 in the state and is a teaching hospital, but not even close to the caliber of Mt. Sinai or Cleveland Clinic. Anything short of those two hospitals and I wasn't getting a j-pouch.
By the way, I changed my name from colitis-sux, LOL. I think this name is more fitting.