Thank you so much for your response. It Is very helpful. Can you tell me what kind of problems you had with the j-pouch after it was left in after your ileostomy?
The colon and rectal surgeon I discussed this with will not remove the j-pouch because he says it is a very hard surgery and I could get an infection. He said it would not be a problem if the j-pouch was left. As usual they do not tell you everything.
Any suggestions on where to go for an experienced j-pouch removal surgeon? I live in Colorado, but I would be willing to travel elsewhere.