I agree with all the above. It is awesome to know that people had their J-Pouch 30 +. I am only in my 5th year. My quality of life is what it is. It's my new normal. I rarely feel normal. It's a life changing decision and I know I only chose this route because the doctors couldn't do anymore for me with medicine. For me it is so much better than a bag and so happy I had the option for the pouch. So that is the happy news!!