Life after colectomy?

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BostonMan
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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 12/8/2009 12:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had total colectomy 3 years ago and I'd like to discuss life after colectomy with people who have had this surgery. Is there a different forum for this topic? If so, let me know, please!
I'm curious whether other people had problems gaining weight after colectomy since I've been struggling to gain weight back to my pre-surgery weight for the past 3 years. Also, how frequent are bowel movements on average per day? Has this surgery affected your social life? It certainly has for me. Anyways, if you have any stories to share, let me know how you're coping after colectomy. Thanks!

Diagnosed with UC: Sept 2002
3-step surgery (j-pouch): 03/06, 07/06 & 08/06 (takedown)
Free of meds; taking vitamin supplements only


calm-on-the-outside
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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 756
   Posted 12/8/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi...there is ostomy forum here...and there are some with j pouches who post there. Just click on 'diseases and conditions' at the top of the page, then you will see the list of all the forums available here.
*Amy, 33, dx with idiopathic colitis July 2009, confirmed UC Sept 2009


Asacol 2 pills 3 times daily
Rowasa as of 10/20/09, starting taper 11/18
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suebear
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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5378
   Posted 12/8/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
The best site for jpouchers is at www.j-pouch.org
You will get lots of advice and answers to your questions on that site; there are over 6000 members there.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free

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