This time last year I was in ICU after having surgery for cancer, which caused a tear in my j pouch...long story short (in case you don't remember) I had emergency surgery to repair my pouch and a temporary loop ileostomy. I spent almost a month in ICU, followed by radiation and then a reversal in June. And guess what? One year later I feel GREAT! My pouch is better than before and my energy level is just about back completely. I'm told Im very lucky to be alive. I just wanted to share my good news and say thank you to everyone that offered advice, etc!