Hi. I had my takedown for ulcerative or indeterminate colitis in March 2018. This.gs were pretty good with the odd pouchitis in the first 3 years. The last year has been hell with constant pouchitis, anal pain and incontinence (2 semisoft when bowel movements in my sleep; never feel it) and small amount of leakage in the day. My social life/activities are severely restricted.
I had a scope today. As I suspected very inflamed, even on day 6 of antibiotic (they just don't work anymore or very minimally). The bad news was delivered that the blind loop is dilated and elongated (has been since last scope back in January).
My doctor is wanting me to consider permanent ileostomy and closure of anus OR shortening of blind loop.
Has anyone had either of these surgeries and please comment on pros and cons.
I am very unhappy about this, but if I truly have pouch failure, then I have to move on so I have the life I want.