I'm going to face my second surgery, the J-pouch one. I've got an Ileostomy right now and I got my Colon removed but not my rectum. (This surgery was 1 month ago, I'm going to have the second one in November most probably)
I was really sick due to corticoids and I had really low nutritional values (anemia, low albumin, etc) so my surgeon told me that they will do everything on 3 stages.
Now that I have my Ileostomy, I feel much stronger and my values are perfect, no more anemia, albumin is fine, etc.
So I've been reading on the Internet that every J-pouch surgery where Rectum has not been removed on the first stage, will have a 3rd surgery..
I have two questions, this one is the most important for me :
If my nutritional values are good, no more medication(no corticoids anymore) my rectum doesn't bleed , I feel strong.. Is it possible for me to have only one more surgery where my rectum is removed, my J-pouch is created and I can start to use it? Or am I forced to have a third surgery?
I am doing this question because I see that some people has their J-pouch surgery in only 1 stage because they have good nutritional values, etc.. so if these people can have a surgery where Colon, rectum is removed, J-pouch is created and they can start using it without a temporal ileostomy, why wouldn't I be able to have a surgery where only my rectum is removed and my J-pouch created?
And this is the other question :
If im forced to have a third surgery, how much time has to pass between the 2nd surgery and the 3rd surgery?
How is the post-operatory of this surgery?
That's all.. I really would aprecciate a lot if you answer me this questions because I want to forget everything that involves this and I want to start my new life as soon as possible.. I hate living with an ileostomy and I want to know what I'm going to face during this time.
Thanks a lot for reading and sorry for my bad english.