Wow, you got a picture of it! The pathology report on my excised j-pouch, after 6 months of being diverted, still showed the UC (Cuffitis) and Pouchitis. I need to tell Mayo's that CC takes pictures for their patients so they need to up their game
My ileo was changed the second time too and it sticks out further, which is good.
Sorry you are having so much pain. I was on narcotics for that so that is probably why I didn't think it was that bad. It's great that your backside isn't in too much pain. I imagine it's no fun with the drain. Will they stitch you up after everything quits draining?
I had them remove my ovaries when my colon removed. I was already without a uterus and due to menapause they weren't working anymore. They were "narly" and had cysts according to the resident so it was a good thing I got rid of them. Missing some body parts we no longer need - like our appendix too saves us potential future worries.