I had the stricture dilated last week. I am passing stool much more easily, but I have some really bad pouchitis going on that is not responding very well to Cipro. Dr. Remzi basically told me my pouch is burnt out and I have mechanical/disease related issues and he is recommending a 6 month ostomy before trying a pouch redo if I prefer. I am seeing GI in next week to see if I can ramp up some other meds to get the pouchitis better controlled. If I divert to ostomy, it is highly unlikely I will try the pouch again as my five years with it have been nothing but troublesome.
Thank you for the responses, I have been pretty down about this whole situation.