Feeling the need to vent. I have been following discussions on here for the past year and a half since being diagnosed with UC. I now have a jpouch which was connected this past May.
I'm sitting here thinking to myself, why change the way my body works. Why would I fix something that doesn't need to be fixed? At least with an ileostomy you aren't changing how your digestion system functions, merely removing a sick portion. Food is still taking its same path just exiting a little sooner because there is no longer a colon.
The jpouch goes against all of this logic - tampering and altering how your small intestine functions, on its own, when it worked just how it should and always had pre being stitched into a "J". Then connected to a "still diseased" portion of the rectum. Yeah that very small portion of diseased rectum "might" not matter in the long run but why risk that when everything is going great with an ileostomy. Completely disconnected and away from that diseased rectum. No worries at all...
Its funny how I am just beginning to see this but now a little too late.
I cant say I regret going through with the jpouch surgery because then I would have always wondered "what if?".
But now I think, what if I had kept the ileostomy...what if...