Yeah, I eat normal now...pretty much everything. There are certain foods that irritate me so I use discretion with those foods. For example tomato sauce gives me butt burn but I will still eat pizza....just one slice. I use the bathroom about
4 to 6x a day sometimes less, sometimes more depending on what I eat. There is no urgency....I can hold it for a long time which I end up doing a lot because I hate using public bathrooms! So in short I am really, really happy with my j pouch. My UC was so bad and so debilitating that this is pure heaven now.
Wow more 10 days?? I was in for 10 days with the first step but with takedown they let me out on day 4. Well, I know you are uncomfortable but it sounds like you are progressing just the way you are supposed to. Keep walking and hang in there!
DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs!! Very happy j-poucher!! :)
Post Edited (ByeByeUC) : 6/2/2013 5:41:12 AM (GMT-6)