Short answer: Do it.
If you don't you won't know if it worked for you. I was skeptical ... the last 2 days for me have been bliss. They have not been perfect but let me tell you, I have not felt this good in years. Everyone is different, everyone heals differently, surgeons and doctors and nurses can only count on medicine to take you that far. YOU have to do the rest.
Be positive, think good happy thoughts and it will all work out how HE has it planned for you.
I'm on my way to recovery and already thinking of baby stuff
Now I'm worried about
what I need to buy for the baby!
Jackie: Mary Lou told me the same thing about
forums. I agree with her 100%. One thing ... I would not have learned about
my ostomy problems anywhere else and how to fix them. So it's a love hate relationship
If you have any questions about
the J Pouch or need some help feel free to ask the thousands of success stories. There are bound to be some people with problems. I may run into problems myself, until then, I believe.
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 - June 3rd 2009