I am now considering going back to an ileostomy. I have to make this decision which has been recommended by two different colon and rectal surgeons. I now have a j-pouch which is causing me much pain and my quality of life has been affected. I have had this j-pouch for 32 years.
I can't help remembering all the problems I had with my ileostomy. I'm wondering if they are better now. My questions to persons who have gone to an ileostomy from a j-pouch, do they leave the j-pouch and put the ileo directly to the stomach? I'm told this is a much easier surgery and removing the j-pouch can cause many complications and possibly infections.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.