The whole point of letting the j-pouch heal with a loop ileo (instead of connecting it immediately) is that if there's a leak at the anastomosis, it will heal by itself without making you sick because stool won't be passing through it. Most leaks heal by themselves so within ~8 weeks or so of surgery you're usually fine. Sometimes it can take a little longer. But because you have the loop ileo there's really no way of knowing until the enema (which is a good thing!).
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13