That was my feeling as well pre-surgery. But with a pouch it is different. There is no pain, no urgency, it just comes out, like peeing. After a while you don't even think about, I mean do you think about peeing. I'm in and out of a bathroom in no time. And yes, while I do have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night-well I say the ones who complain have never had children, or are old-lol-in fact my old husband with his enlarge prostrate gets up to use the bathroom more than me.
BTW, Even with all my issues I am very healthy now, eat whatever, whenever especially chocolate-lol, I'm a gym rat, love the malls, vacations, etc etc this pouch does not stop me but UC did.
The only other thing I would like to add is if you are thinking about going this route then try and do it while you are still somewhat healthy ( hard to make this choice when you are doing ok ), find a surgeon that you feel comfortable with and experienced and a really good GI to work with you after to keep your pouch up and running.
5 asa, predisone, 6 mp
Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery
Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3, 2001.
Take down-Jan 3, 2002
Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortifoam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro
Gall bladder out-Oct 1997
April 2010 bad pouchitis flare-remicade (only 2 doses)
Aug 2010-adhesion surgery
Doing great! canassa, VSL#3D, fish oil, vit D
Post Edited (susans53) : 2/3/2012 6:23:37 PM (GMT-7)