I have had my temp ilestomy for like 5 mths. I use to have to drink ensure's to maintain my weight etc. In fact, I had to buy new clothes and I stored alot of clothes bc they did not fit. Okay....so I have my surgery and now I am gaining weight. I don't even eat alot but I know that it is also what I eat. I use to eat salad, fruit, no bread, no potatoes, no pasta etc....I did the SCD diet so everything went through me pretty quick. Now, with this ilestomy, I know that I cannot eat foods that go through me quick. Also, salads, fruit, no bread, no potatoes etc makes me have really watery poo. So, I want to loose weight but how do I do it? I use to say that they only good thing about UC is that I had a better body but now I don't even have that.
Pancolitis - July 2006
Surgery - Temporary ilestomy on 2.25.08 at Cleveland Clinic. Next surgery in 6 months
Medications: Predisone - 5mg (and tapering to zero)
Supplements: multi-vit, calcium
Reason for surgery: Steriod dependent and allergic reactions to imuran and 6mp. Elected not to try remicade.