I highly recommend this really done video (7 mins) about Video IBD Surgery: ”People with inflammatory bowel disease often face surgery. New techniques can speed recovery and reduce post-operative discomfort. Meet an 18-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis, and follow along as she makes the decision to undergo laparoscopic surgery.”
I just felt this video really covered a lot of what I was going through trying to make the surgery decision and the surgery itself.
My update: Almost 1 year has past, living healthy and well with my J-pouch (no longer have the temporary ileostomy).