Monday, August 24, 2015


Hi all.  I'm 32 years old and I have Ulcerative Colitis (UC).  After trying (and failing) to manage my disease with various medical therapies, I've decided to undergo surgery.  I am scheduled for a robot-assisted laparoscopic proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, also referred to as j-pouch surgery.  

Many people have shared their experience with this surgical treatment through similar blogs, and because of them, I feel more knowledgeable and confident going into this procedure. So, I want to thank those people and share my experience as well.  Hopefully my unfiltered account will serve as a helpful resource; in case you need to say a final FU to your UC, too.