Mar, you may not need a jpouch. You still have at least some of your colon and your rectum. You could potentially reconnect to what's existing. With your natural rectum and part of your colon, you wouldn't deal with a lot of the issues jpouch people deal with. The colon and rectum absorb fluids and that compacts the stool. Since we don't have those parts, ours BMs will never be as infrequent as people with a colon. You should talk to your surgeon about
what a reconnection would entail in your case. Jpouch is IPAA - they make a stool container from your terminal ileum. There is also IRA where they connect the small intestine directly to the rectum. That should yield a more "normal" result - though life with a jpouch is a great alternative. Maybe you wouldn't need either and you can keep the majority of your colon. What was the rupture due to?
and wow, a poop hero! I never thought I would get that title, but I like it
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