Like NSSG my pouchograph was easy and uneventful. By the way, just be patient with these techs, they don't perform these tests very often. It took them 3 times before they got it correct with the help of their supervisor. They also knew nothing about
j-pouches; they told me there was something wrong with my pouch and I couldn't use it but all I needed was a dilation of a stricture which is very common with a new pouch.
I didn't have any issues adjusting to the j-pouch but I have seen some people say that the pouch adjustment period after the takedown was the toughest part of all of their surgeries. The butt burn, leakage, diarrhea, etc.
The adjustment period can last for a few weeks or months.
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
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226