Hi, I have had UC for 7 years. I am 27 year old women who has been on pred for 7 years. As all of you know pred. is not fun. I have now been told that I have cancer. I was already planning on getting my colon removed, but now it is a must. I can not have the J pouch due to where the cancer is so I was looking into the K pouch or something like it. The outside bag is not for me. If anybody can tell me about their stories with the k-pouch that would be great. I have a PET scan tomorrow to see if anything has spread.
Does anyone know about prepping for surgery? do you have to clean out your system? (yuck thats the worst part..)
And how long will it take me to recover?