I can't imagine all that you have been through. The mental and physical challenges must have been almost overwhelming. I am happy that you are doing well now and that Dr Church will be able to help you feel even better. Does Dr. Church do the 3 part surgery that Dr. Remzi does when he does a jpouch reconstruction?Remzi was at Cleveland before he went to New York about 3 years ago.Thank you so much for posting. I will try to be hopeful and post my decision. My Doctor here in Baltimore thinks that he can probably help me with one surgery but I am not sure about that. Did your surgeons suggest just converting to a permanent ileostomy? I hate to ask you to post such personal information. I am not very knowledgeable when using this site and don't know any other way.