I have done it. My pouch is GONE!
It took me a few years to gain the courage to face my 5th major abdominal surgery. So I have massive relief to be on the other side of it, with no major complication so far.
Surgery was 2 April. I had a week in hospital, and got home a few days ago.
In hindsight I wish I never had it. I had a difficult time with it for many years, and think I would have had better a quality of life without it. But I can look forward to that now I hope.
I had a couple of fistulas which were contributing to the difficulties which are now also gone.
I also had a section bowel constricted in adhesions which was contributing to frequent bowel obstructions. That is now sorted too. It took 5 hrs. 2hrs to deal with the adhesions first.
I had to stop Humira 1 mth before surgery for my migratory joint pain, and am also going to try and stay of this and see how I go. So far no joint pain.
I am so relived to be on this side of it. Body is tender and a sore, but I feel so fantastic for pushing through this very difficult period of another surgery and hopefully have a better life ahead of me.