Suebear- doesn't stripping the rectal cuff statistically reduce continence with a j-pouch? I know that you have had great success but I thought that it was desirable, all things equal, to preserve the rectal cuff? I too am still in the process of setting up a surgery consult-- I still am hoping to avoid or delay surgery, but want to be as fully prepapred as I can be to do it without any delay should I make that decision.
Pancolitis >20 years, allergic to all 5ASAs
(To pharma: enough already with the umpteen variants of Asacol!)
Tried everything under the sun (natural and alternative), low carb SCD
Some partial success with TSO but too expensive to keep up
Remicade Humira, lots of probiotics, entocort, tapering increasing pred again,
homemade fecal infusions, maybe surgery this year soon