Ughhh .. what can i say .. it's been a tough road .. or what seems like it!
I'm not back at work .. I get tired really easily. I'm off until after the takedown which is scheduled for June 3rd.
I was back in the hospital last week with an infection, fluid buildup around the JPouch. Had high fever .. they caught it and now I'm on yucky antibiotics for 10 days.
I had my pouch-o-gram (which was really cool by the way), and I do not seem to have any leaks which is encouraging.
Funny thing is my 10 days of antibiotics lead me right into another CT Scan to check if the fluid is gone, and then a pouchoscopy to just make sure that everything is ok again before they do the surgery. Dr. Weiss is extremely thorough. This all happens next week, 3 days straight of being at the Cleveland Clinic !!
I'm tired of being home ... but I'm feeling better other than the Cipro and Flagyl making me feel yucky !
Glad to see you're good
PS: I still can't private message you ... :-/
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - 1998
Failed, Azathioprene, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Remicade, Humira treatment
Steroid dependent - 2009
Temp ileostomy - April 7th 2009 (4 days)
Dehydration - April 24th 2009 (2 days)
Fluid around J Pouch and high fever - May 11th 2009 (4 days)
Takedown surgery scheduled - June 3rd 2009