Skip to content


Stories written about having a J-pouch surgery after having the colon removed. Some of the stories are very detailed with nearly every step of the before and after aspects of this type of surgery outlined for you to read. It is absolutely amazing that so many people have been willing to come forward to share how ulcerative colitis impacted their lives all the way to the point where the decision was made to have a major surgery to regain their life back.

If you have further questions after reading any of the stories you can always ask the authors a question in the comments sections. You will be surprised how helpful the brave UC’ers who have gone down the surgery path are, and sharing their knowledge with others who are currently suffering is definitely their specialty.

Colliding with Colitis

Meet Aaron Damigos: Born on July 14, 1993, I was diagnosed on May 5, 2011 with ulcerative colitis and had my colon removed on May 14, 2012. In high school, I was a big band geek and now, in college, I’m studying to be a GI Nurse. I volunteer for the CCFA and am currently helping someone start a nonprofit organization for people with IBD.… Read More »Colliding with Colitis

J Pouch Take Down in 2 weeks, Need some Advice!

Meet Kyle: My name is Kyle Thomas, I just turned 21 years old, had UC for 3 years. I love baseball and football, food and many other things. I lifeguard in the Summer and go to school year round for medical imaging (maybe i’ll be giving pouchograms in the future, like I just had myself recently). Anyway, I have posted on here a couple times… Read More »J Pouch Take Down in 2 weeks, Need some Advice!

Cure to UC — J Pouch

Meet Marq Rich: Hello my name is Marq and I’m 27 years old and I suffered from uc for 4 years before i got the surgery. Here’s a lil info to help you guys out. Some more about me: I’m from New York City and I enjoy doing all the sports that uc don’t allow you to do lol Symptoms: I have no symptoms due… Read More »Cure to UC — J Pouch

My Fast and Furious Journey With UC

Introduction: I am a 43-year-old mother of two awesome school-aged kids living in Cleveland, OH. Although I’m not currently employed d/t UC, I’m a clinical counselor specializing in emotionally and behaviorally challenged kids. I was diagnosed with UC December 2011 that became toxic very quickly, so had a temporary colectomy in Feb, 2012. I enjoy long-distance running, downhill skiing, working out watching my kids play… Read More »My Fast and Furious Journey With UC

First J Pouch Surgery Completed, Still Some Concerns

Introduction: My name is Katherine, and I was diagnosed at age 24 with UC (I am now 25). At the time I had a full time job. However, shortly after my diagnosis, I decided to go back to school for a Masters degree. I had no idea what I was in for. My ulcerative colitis progressed quite rapidly from proctitis to full blown pancolitis in… Read More »First J Pouch Surgery Completed, Still Some Concerns