For those having surgery and receiving a permanent ileostomy the anal area is sewn shut. For those having j-pouch surgery, the rectum is removed but the anal muscles are left intact. A temporary ileostomy is given (if have a 2 or 3 step). If you are having j-pouch surgery your butt will not be sewn shut.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free