i had my first of 2 j-pouch surgeries a few months ago and i didnt have an NG tube. they fed me through an IV the first day. then i was able to eat liquid food like soup for a day and after that i was eating normal food.
Ulcerative Colitis since December 2001 (age 15)
in remission for 6 months in 2002 followed by severely active disease
1st j-pouch surgery done on July 30, 2008