Amywaffle-I looked at the jpouch, the kpouch and the perm ileo and foudn out alot about all of them before i decided.
The reasons i didnt want the jpouch were that i didnt want the extra surgery, or the chance (its very small) that it might fail, and honestly i never ever wanted to use the bathroom the "regular" way again! To me, it just didnt make sense to get a jpouch and then have to go through the recovery time where you go to the batrhroom a whole bunch for the first couple of weeks when i had a small child at home and that was one of the reasons i had surgery was so he wouldnt have to be in the bathroom.
And i was worried about the pouch failing, (im not a glass half empty or half full kind of girl, im a why fill it anyway, im just gonna spill it) and even though the chance of failure is very low, i think like 10% or something, it would happen to me!
Anyway, thats kind of a rambling answer, but all my answers all, lol.
I think alot of people get scared of surgery because they are afraid they will end up "stuck" with a bag if their jpouch fails. And i think thats sad, because those people miss out on having their life back. Life with this bag is just fine, noone knows and noone can tell and the few people i did tell dont care! When i finally did tell my friends, one of them was actually jealous. I think she wants one herself!
Anyway, if you have anymore questions ask away, i love to talk, lol.