kittykat, I get up your way every once in a while when we go to Lake Okaboji and Spirit Lake. We have not been there since I got my j-pouch the end of 2010 Seems like it's about time to revisit! Do you ever come to Des Moines?
I live in Southwest Ohio but I'm originally from Northwestern Iowa. I'm from the LeMars/ Orange City area, about 35-40 minutes north of Sioux City. I had my Jpouch in 1998 with last surgery in fall of 1999. I would like to hear more about your story!