Yeah not too far from ya,..anyway just wanna say that I had proctitis myself,my flare was as low as it gets.My surgeon told me that he would leave 1 inch of the rectum in ,he never said anything about
it flaring again,but i know pouchitis is possible which is possible with the BCIR also.There is 10 day antibiotic cure for that.The passes can be slowed down with Lomotil,average aafter 6 months is 6 per day and 1 in the middle of the night.(seems easier than using a catheter 5-7 times a day)
Also I do know that they can scrape off the ulcers of the rectum too,you would have to talk him about that. Also more than 1 opinion from a surgeon is also a good idea,if you would like to email me I could give you the # of the surgeon that did me in Orlando,I think the consultaion would be worth it for you because there is no turning back on your choice.