@Lauren Of Emerald City posted:
You had a stoma for 9 1/2 years before getting a J-pouch???
Yep, I had the stoma for 9½ years.
Was initially diagnosed and treated for UC and prior to surgery, I was promised reconnection within a couple of months.
However, some months after Surgery, Pathology reports came to the conclusion I was actually suffering from Crohn’s, therefore the possibility of reconnection wasn’t an option.
Although, after 9 years of not having any flare ups and not taking any meds to treat or prevent flare ups, it was decided my condition was Indeterminate Colitis; meaning it wasn’t a definitive diagnosis but more than likely, not Crohn’s; therefore, the possibility of J pouch surgery was again an option; and I took it.