Good description Scott. In my case the stricture kept forming and even dilation under anesthesia didn't work. The cuffitis kept causing them. Balloon dilated one week during a j-pouch scope and the next week it was taken care of by the anesthesia route. It was back in a few weeks. That was not the normal outcome. I was fully prepared to self dilate.....wasn't going to work. They took care of one further up in the j-pouch with a balloon dilation during a scope and that one remained open.
There are several ways of taking care of them.