Posted 12/7/2016 3:35 PM (GMT -6)
I'm 11 weeks out from j-pouch surgery. I had follow ups with my surgeon at 5 and 10 weeks. I can go back and see him if there are any complications/pouchitis. Apart from that, I've been referred to a pouch clinic, where I will have a check-up every two years (mostly to check my rectal cuff is looking ok).
For the first time in four years, I don't have a single medical appointment in my diary (until the clinic at some point in 2018). That is a big shift in lifestyle, as I've been used to the constant series of blood tests, meetings with IBD nurses, infusion clinics, GI clinics, iron infusions...
My surgeon was awesome. I will be forever grateful to him.