Was I too graphic in my descript
I find that the creams help a LOT. However, bulking up is definitely the way to go. I'm waiting a couple of weeks to introduce the metamucil and immodium (personal choice), or as long as I can, so that my body can try to adjust to the JPouch by itself. Bananas are helping me slow things down a lot too .... some have said marshmellows and apple sauce is an alternative and works just as well.
Hope you get better soon ...
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