Reply to "Would you go back to the ileostomy?"

TE Marie posted:

I first was just diverted from using j-pouch to an end ileostomy and 6 months later had my j-pouch removed and still used the end ileo. I could have saved an operation if I'd had the j-pouch removed during the first surgery like the doctors recommended. My j-pouch didn't get better during the 6 months inbetween surgeries.

She was able to do the first surgery laproscopically but the surgery to remove it has to be open.  The biggest hurdle I had was getting my rear end to heal up but others have had no problem. 

The end ileo is much better than the temp ileo I had in-between the j-pouch surgeries . 

The diverting and then removal surgeries were done at the Mayo Clinic.  I've heard about major problems with the removal surgery so hope you are using a surgeon with a lot of removal experience. 

Sorry your j-pouch failed  

what types of major problems?

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