If I'm lucky I have surgery 2/2 in 2 weeks (9 weeks post surgery 1). I'm preparing for hell as they say usually. Hoping for a good outcome but I heard the first few weeks can be brutal. Hope I can at least enjoy Christmas and fly home...
Not everyone has those problems weeks after surgery. Others need some medications like Lomotil to slow things down and/or fiber.
To help with butt burn people use A+D diaper ointment or Calmoseptine and a bidet or squirt bottle.
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara and Sulfasalazine