I am a 71 year old male diagnosed with UC, and possibly Crohns, doctors are not sure. I have an ostomy. Doctors removed part of my descending colon about 6 months ago. Medications such as Entyvio and other biologics make me feel better but are not reducing inflammation throughout the colon. Additionally during the many colonoscopy and biopsies one biopsy identified dysplasia.
Doctors now recommend removing most of colon connecting ileum to the where the rectum and sigmoid colon meet. This means I will have my rectum in tact and possibly a very short portion of my colon, depending on what surgeon finds when he operates. The surgeon says there is no need for a J-Pouch.
First I would like to know if anyone in the forum has experienced this type of procedure. And second would like to know what I can expect in the way of bowel movements and other problems after the surgery. I am very concerned about what my lifestyle will be like after the surgery.
I was hoping I could find others on this forum who could tell me their experience about such a surgery and its aftermath.