I'm currently in the gate on my way to my takedown surgery. It'll be my last because if my jpouch doesn't work out, I'll get a perma stoma. But I hope that won't be necessary because I love pooping. I want to give it a year and see if I keep getting better. If I don't and I'll be in pain all the time, I think about a stoma surgery. Is that a good time frame?
They removed my 5 cm long rectum completely (why it was left so long I have no clue) and my jpouch was twisted. That's what was causing me pain.