I have had a j pouche for two years now and with minimal problems. I had to be hospitalised after a year because of a blockage. I ate beans too fast. Apart from that it has been mainly plain sailing for me. Earlier on in the piece I had a few urinary tract infections which have largely cleared up now. I thank God that I am good and can live a relatively normal life now. Work holidays grandchildren family friends. Life is great and I really appreciate Medical Science and how I have been helped. Life is full of risks and unknowns but sometimes we just have to take a risk and go for it.