Sue, Brenda, here I am, a j-poucher...but for how long? I am not doing well, and many people I know and have met are in the same boat. A childhood friend of mine has a j-pouch, but only 4 months, I have had mine for 2 years, I am exploring the BRIC or a permanent ostomy. Colitis is awful I suffered for 6 years, but one day of a flare is like everyday with a j-pouch. I had success with a book called the Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin, if you want I will send it to you, incredible. So you ask, well why did you have the surgery... I ask myself the same question daily!!! Read the book before you do anything!!!! Let me know how you are, both of you!
Brad- Nashville, TN
You have got me a little confused. If you have had such success with the Makers Diet how come that you are still having problems? Or do you mean that the Makers Diet had started to help you before any surgery,but you had the surgery anyway? When you say that you are not doing well with the J-pouch,do you mean that you are getting pouchitis or butt burn or somthing? Sorry about all the questions but I just didnt quite understand what you meant.
Its to late for me to "do anything now" as I have a permanent Ileo and back passage all sewn up,thankfully I am doing very well