It's been 3 months since Takedown surgery and I am doing very, very well.
I have done a lot of research regarding the J-pouch surgeries, but is yet to find a support group for people like me in South Africa....there has to be people out there!
Whenever I go to the hospital I hear of people that has had the reversal done or the J-pouch.....so why isn't anybody talking about it?
I would love to meet people and we can chat about what we go through...I don't think anybody should go through this adjustment alone. I am so blessed to have supportive family and friends, but I would appreciate people that has actually been through this to make contact with me. Together we can encourage one another....it could be fun....
Biancacharlene age 30
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in August 2006
Underwent emergency surgery to remove 90% of colon in September 2006
On medication: Asacol tablets and surpositories 2006 - October 2008
Underwent JPouch stage one surgery in October 2008
Currently uses no medication
Awaiting Takedown surgery in March 2009
* - Underwent Takedown surgery in May 2009 successfully and still going strong!!!
"I am the exception to the rule "