Adminlady, I had Ulcerative Colitis so a reversal is not possible since the disease will just come back and attack again. There is the option of an internal pouch for those with UC who want it but when I had my surgery 31 years ago, j pouch surgery was very new. Unfortunately, my rectum and anus were too diseased and had to be removed a year after my surgery. Nowadays, they probably could have just scraped out the rectal lining and I could still have j pouch surgery but back then, this procedure was unknown, so out it all came (good riddance to bad rubbish, I say!)
Now I have a Barbie Butt (ie no holes back there - just wish it were as petite as Barbie's!)
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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