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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 7/8/2009 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I had my ileostomy on May 17th, and my takedown on June 26 six weeks later. I can't say it was all that easy but at least its behind me now.  I am having some leakage especially if I am on my feet any length of time. Is that normal?  I am having bowel movements about 9 times a day I am trying to hold it as my doctor told me to but its not that easy. I am trying toeat bananas,yogurt, cheese and I take amodium 3 times a day.What else is good to eat.  I sure hope the J-pouch works and I wonder what are the chances that it wouldn't. I am so glad to be off all the colitis meds.
was diagnose 2005 with ulcertive colitis
was on all the reg meds plus

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Date Joined Feb 2006
Total Posts : 5698
   Posted 7/8/2009 8:57 PM (GMT -6)   

You're still in the real early days of recovery and what you are experiencing is normal.  You might try eating metamucil wafers; they help to provide bulk.  As for foods everyone is different.  I ate a lot of chicken and rice, oatmeal, bananas, cream of wheat and pasta.  It will get better but be patient.  If you eat something that aggravates you try it again in a few weeks.  Expect improvements in six week increments.


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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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1998
   Posted 7/9/2009 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Suebear always gives great advice - she's one of our j-pouch poster children!!!! Right Sue?
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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