First, your doctors will need to confirm that your Crohn's is limited only to the rectum. A jpouch is not advised for Crohn's patients who have the disease in the small intestine. You won't meet many people here who have had surgery but you can meet them on HealingWell's ostomy thread or at www.j-pouch.org I had jpouch surgery for UC and it has been very successful.
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