I'm happy with my results. There are definitely frustrations along the way but overall the outcome has been very positive for me.
As with any surgery some people are unhappy with their results, but the rate of dissatisfaction for the j-pouch tends to be pretty small, about
2-10% (depending on who you ask and where you have it done).
dx'ed UC pancolitis 5/12
past meds: asacol hd, VSL#3, apriso, rowasa, xifaxan, 6mp, cortifoam, pentasa, cimzia, canasa, butyrate, flagyl, cipro, prednisone, remicade, methotrexate, cholestyramine, cortenema
current meds: none!
step one: colectomy, end ileo 1/16/13
step two: j-pouch construction, loop ileo 5/1/13
step three: takedown 7/31/13