As some of you know, I had my J-pouch surgery late last month (23/11/17, to be exact). Whilst everything is going quite well thus far, aside from a rather large and unexpected abdominal wound that had to be opened to let an infection heal, I feel as though I've lost part of my support network with this surgery. As the name of this site suggests, this is a site for ostomates. Simple as that. Despite this, there's still a section of the forums dedicated to J-pouches/ostomy reversals, though I very rarely see any posts in this category. I know there are sites such as jpouch.org, but I've felt almost at home here over the eight months that I had my ileostomy, as I got to know quite a few of you through forum discussions.
Are there many people with J-pouches that still use this site regularly? If not, then so be it. I suppose that's the way life is; I gain a support network with one surgery and lose it with another, and so I may have to move on to a more appropriate website for me. Whilst I'd prefer that not to be the case, I completely understand why J-pouchers may not stay here, what with the site being called "MeetAnOstomate".
I won't go deleting my account or anything, and I'll still check back here semi-regularly to hopefully offer a helping hand to someone else every now and then, as people here have done for me. It's only fair.
Thanks, as usual, and a very merry Christmas to you all