Gosh ... I am new to this group. Loved your “post!” I have had my J-pouch for 30 years. I am having more problems these days. Bummer. But you have given me hope! How did you know it “was time?” My husband and I are thinking of doing a pretty big trip next October. ( It will be our 50th wedding anniversary.) I am not sure what to do...I would REALLY like to hold off until after our trip! But do I want to be out in the middle of nowhere and have issues? Thank you for listening! I hope you are feeling stronger everyday! And, I am thinking about you!