Good news/bad news
Good news: I don't have an abcess.
Bad news: He thinks it's a loop of small bowel that's somehow gotten caught up by an adhesion or something around the collar and valve of the pouch. So surgery is still very likely in the near future.
Today he's sending me off to get a full blood spectrum, then I go knock back a shooter of radioactive sludge and have a CT-scan to see where it goes.
Lots of pain, but I can handle pain, know that I'm not panicking over an infection (yes, I'm weird that way).