Just curious... For those on here that have had a good experience with an ileostomy but decided to go forward with the J-pouch surgery anyways.
My question to you is:
Did you regret the pouch even though the good times only lasted for a few years/many years?
If you had good times beyond the "norm" but still ended up back with a stoma, would you do it all over again? Or stick with a stoma?
I hear from a ton of people that they saw "years of success" but eventually some go back to a stoma, some don't.
The choice to try a J-pouch is one that most of us think about; I'm just curious if those who have tried it and saw success value the "good times" even though unknowingly (at the time) it would be temporary.
I'm trying to get a feel for my decision and whether I'd be okay with potentially seeing "a duration of time" of success, even if for a few years or, best case forever!!
Thanks for your input.