I had my j-pouch put in 22 years ago in Northern CA. I have had pouchitis a few times, but basically it has served me quite well. I am now experiencing pain on my left side of my stomach, especially at night. Sometimes it is even a piercing pain. And I have horribly smelling gas as I sleep. It has been a year that I have had pain. (I just didn’t want to deal with it, but now I am getting worried.)
I moved to KS, and have an appt with colorectal surgeon Dr. Michael Porter in Wichita, KS. I was wondering if anyone has any has any reviews about him? Is he good?
My main questions is—what is the longevity of a jpouch? I am concerned that this is more than pouchitis. My appt is on March 4th.