I don't think there is an answer for longevity. But I fully expect my j-pouch to last as long as I do.
I'm already trucking along with no issues whatsoever at 3 weeks post takedown. Hope it continues for at least 50 years!!
I have had my s pouch since late 1981.
Done in Sydney Australia by a surgeon who was a friend of Sir Allan Parkes,now almost 33 years and so far so good, not too many problems but I try and look after myself.
I think one of the secrets to a sucessfull pouch is to watch what you eat and drink plenty of water.
Pouch is honestly good. Developed a perianal fistula, and have occasionally needed dilations of the outlet in the last 2 years, but pretty much still trucking otherwise.
30 Blockages with ER Time. About
50 I stopped with hot water bottle laying upside down and massage.
Still coaching and teaching. Now lots of joint problems with arthritis.
Keeping my pouch long as I can!!!!
Hi, I don't come here often...it's been a few years. My pouch is 24 1/2 years old. Pretty much been ok and I attribute it to daily psyllium husk, a clean diet and daily exercise including yoga. I think completely emptying the pouch keeps pouchitis and other issues at bay. This is done with psyllium. Or you can take Metamucil.
Be well everyone.
32 years and counting. 3 episodes of pouchitis but consider that not too bad. Hoping for continued good health. Been able to hold down a career as an airline pilot for the last 20 years. Has not been an easy road but has made me a stronger person thanks to God's help. Good health to all!