I still have the option to do a reversal from my ileostomy to a J-pouch.¬† I have decided, unless something changes my mind in the next several months, not to do the reversal.¬† I'm just wary of my body adjusting to it.¬† My first full year with the bag has been pretty good. Personally, I don't see a J-pouch adding much to my quality of life even if it were to work flawlessly.
My surgeon has not rushed me about a decision, but says I need to make one at some point.¬† Either get the reversal, or have the proctolectomy done.¬† He tells me it's¬†to much of a cancer risk to leave the bottom end of the plumbing in place and disconnected. I meet with him again this October, probably to schedule the protolectomy.
That said, it comes down to a personal decision, whatever you think fits you and your lifestyle best.