Sending you well wishes and good vibes as you prepare for your k pouch surgery! You will love it, after you get beyond the first few months when you have to intubate every few hours on schedule. After that you have soooo much freedom! I usually only intubate about 3 times a day. Morning, mid day, and right before bed.
I can't say it enough, I am loving my pouch sooo much, it has given me my life back without the bag!