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Date Joined Dec 2004
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   Posted 2/19/2005 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
i go in on the 28th feb for my second of 3 ops, this 1 to make the j-pouch and the 3rd to rid me of the bag, but after all this is done, what kind of life can i expect to lead?
will i be able to go back to what i did before, like weight lifting, playing football and mountain biking or will i not be able to do these things?
ive asked my surgeon and he kind of ummed and arred about things, but obviously he hasnt had it done, so can some1 please tell me whats in store?
i dont mind going to the loo more than most, but what i dont want back is the running/urgency to go, headaches, feeling tired all the time and basically doing nothing..
23yrs old, UC for a year, now with temp bag after perforated bowel. ENJOYING LIFE FOR ONCE

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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 442
   Posted 2/20/2005 2:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I cant be reversed but a friend here had the w pouch done and she says it is great. She says her life is back to normal and she is doing everything she used to.
Good luck
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?

* I think it may be time for a colorful metaphor*

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 1161
   Posted 2/20/2005 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
well i am awaiting my second step of a 2-step, so i have a temp ileo but i have my pouch already formed....while the operations are hard to recover from, you do, and from what i can tell, you are like a new person after. I had an 8 hour laproscopic 1st step, and my LORD was that a rough few months, i am 3 1/2 months out now, and i feel wonderful and im n ot even reconnected yet! But i did have 2 blockages and a fistula from surgery, so mine was rougher than others. But after about a year after your final surgery your energy should be back, and 2 years out your pouch output should be what you can expect as your norm. Basically my surgeon said i will be a new person, since i am 23 now and have had UC symptoms since i was 12, i cant remember a time i was "normal". He said i would be much more active, able to do anything i want, eat normally, and be pain free. Im already there, even without reconnection! So, fear not, there is hope. Also, you will find out alot at, a site for this procedure with awesome people with lots of experience. Just keep in mind that many of them are on there precisely because their procedures didnt go smoothly, but they are a minority...there is ALOT of info on the site though...good luck!
Currently taking ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
Current weight loss-40 lbs!!!!!
It will always get better...always

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