First Day Of School With J-Pouch

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David Martin
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   Posted 1/31/2011 10:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Tomorrow is the first day I will attend school with a j-pouch, I'm very happy to be able to go back and see my friends and not be on house arrest "homebound laws kept me from being normal." tomorrow will be very tough because while on homebound I did a mass amount of school work I had missed, I turned it all in but the school is saying that they lost it and It may affect wether I grad on time. If they don't find it I have to do the work all over again, which is wrong on their behave since they Lost it.

I can only concentrate for about 3-4 hours doing school work, a school day is 6 hours. I have an IEP record thing "because of my surgeries?" and it allows me to have time to rest and use the bathroom when ever I need to "that's helpful seeing I go about 10-13 times a day."

I'll post here here later letting everyone how it went.

-question-
Is caffeine "sodas, energy drinks , sweet tea" bad for me while I have a jpouch?

-David Martin

Collicat
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   Posted 1/31/2011 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope your day goes okay. I believe it will do you a world of good to be out and about with your friends. Are you taking imodium or metamucil to help slow things down? Also, Dillon found that he "needed to go" much less often when he was out and busy then when he was sitting at home and thinking about it.

Good luck
Mom to Dillon (age 19) who had three major UC flares over two years....Very sick. Colectomy Sept/09, J pouch built Jan/10 and take down Feb/10. Now out living life at University and doing great. NO MEDS

Scrap Girl
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   Posted 1/31/2011 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
David, I had my takedown seven weeks ago and I drink a lot of Diet Coke. I get rid of some of the carbonation by stirring it for about 20 seconds first. It seems like soft drinks in cans have a lot more carbonation than fountain drinks. Good luck with school. Let us know how it goes.

suebear
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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
None of those beverages are bad for your jpouch but they might make things looser and gasier so you might want to try them in small doses. Anything with sugar in it, including fruit juices, will make things looser. Caffeine will increase motility. If you want to reduce your frequency, which is still in the normal range with your limited amount of recovery, eat more protein and eliminate sugary foods and beverages until you have more recovery.

Sue

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   Posted 2/1/2011 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I take immodium before I drink soda...well sometimes depends on what I eat. If I eat stuff that I know will move slowly through me like rice, potatoes, etc. then I don't take immodium.
21 y/o male livin' in Georgia. Diagnosed with Left-Sided Colitis in 2002; re-diagnosed with Pancolitis in Nov. 2009.
June 2010 I beat UC by having surgery.
Drugs tried: Just about every 5ASA medicine, enemas, prednisone, turmeric, fish oil, Remicade, psyllium seed powder, Metamucil.
Temp Ileostomy and colon removal surgery - 6/2/2010
Takedown - Sometime next year; busy with job/school.

David Martin
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   Posted 2/1/2011 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
School got canceled today due to alot of ice on the roads. And I asked about taking immodium but my doctor said it would be too risky and might make recovery longer. I don't know why tho.
Adam, 16. Birthday Sept. 30.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis between 05-06. I have UC but its under control. I had surgery may 25 to remove my colon. 2nd surgery Aug. 31 surgery to reconnect to J-pouch. 3rd is dued to be dec. 7

suebear
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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting....my surgeon starts all his patients on imodium before they leave the hospital. There is no danger of taking it.

Sue

David Martin
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   Posted 2/1/2011 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
@suebear

All it dose is slow everything down a little right? I can talk to my ostomy nurse "were good friends still since she's treating a friend with an ostomy" and see if she can do anything for me. If it could help, are there any risks?
Adam, 16. Birthday Sept. 30.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis between 05-06. I have UC but its under control. I had surgery may 25 to remove my colon. 2nd surgery Aug. 31 surgery to reconnect to J-pouch. 3rd is dued to be dec. 7

Collicat
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   Posted 2/1/2011 11:20 PM (GMT -6)   
adam....all the surgeons have different ideas on this. Our surgeon did not want Dillon using immodium for about a month after surgery. They wanted to see, first, what the body was going to do naturally. I would phone and ask your surgeon again about it and ask what the risks really are. Make sure that they know what your typical day is like.
Mom to Dillon (age 19) who had three major UC flares over two years....Very sick. Colectomy Sept/09, J pouch built Jan/10 and take down Feb/10. Now out living life at University and doing great. NO MEDS
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