Thanks for the clarification. I have a j-pouch and can eat anything, there are no foods (including popcorn and nuts) that cause me problems with digestion, obstructions, or output. Since I previosly had UC my diet had been fairly limited (due to discomfort) but I have been relieved of that. I feel I made the best decision for my particular case. Life is not perfect but it is way better than living with disease and I have never regretted my surgery choice. I know it's a very difficult decision to make and I wish you the best while you review your options.
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