I had a total colectomy in 2013 and they left 10cm of rectum in there so I would have the option of having the J pouch down the track if I wanted to. After 2 years of passing mucous and blood I booked in to see the GI and mentioned all the other doctors had told me any further surgery was not possible before I have had my children. He said that was ridiculous and that it would be better to get it done beforehand because of the state its in at the moment, and acknowledged that the less surgeries the better but only if it was in remission.
My partner and were planning to start trying to conceive in October but if I go ahead with the J pouch it won't be until the start of next year, which is OK.
Basically I have been reading and come across an article that said only 13% of women with a pouch delivered vaginally, and that infertility can be a massive issue post J pouch surgery.
Is anyone willing to share their stories about trying to get pregnant after their surgeries, and how things went? I would love to hear some success stories after all the horrible ones I have found!!
Thankyou SO much. If anyone wants to chat more my email is firstname.lastname@example.org