I was feeling GREAT for the first two months. Just about
a week ago, though, I started feeling all diarrhea-y again. I went to the GI today and they're running some tests. Really hope it's an infection and not the Crohn's coming back already.
I was incredibly weak after my surgery as well (92 lbs on the day I went in!) but have gained 20 lbs since the surgery and worked very hard so I could go back to work (I dance every day so I had to work out to get back into shape). I've been back at work for about
3 weeks now and I'm so glad to be back. I have been eating bananas since the surgery, and have had baked apples as well. I tried a bit of a pear (without the skin) and everything was fine, and whenever this diarrhea crap goes away I will try a bit of a strawberry (maybe cut up in some rice krispies...? Yum!).
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10!
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).