I had to be cleared by their GI docs, who told me I would not be a candidate for the J-pouch surgery if I had the gastric bypass.
Please note: I'm just asking hypothetically out of curiosity. I'm not saying that you, personally, will ever need surgery. So please don't get offended. I was just wondering if you're not a candidate for the J-pouch surgery, what would happen if you had a severe flareup and needed to get your colon taken out? What would you get instead of a J-pouch?
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Diagnosed w/ UC Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Lexapro (for stress)
Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Anti-inflammatory foods: turmeric, seaweed, garlic...
Avoid: anything with high-fructose corn syrup, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)