It's been 3 months since my husband's first of two surgeries for a J-Pouch. He lost 20+ pounds in the first 3 weeks but is slowly putting it back on. All in all he feels good, has a great appetite and can and does eat anything which he could not do before. I cannot tell you how proud I am of him. He has such a great attitude considering what he has been thru these past 3 months. At 11 weeks his surgeon felt he was not healing as well as he should. Said he was 90% healed but not quite ready for his takedown surgery and performed a surgical debridement of the area to help in the healing process. That procedure was done this past Thursday, April 26th. Bless his heart he has been walking around with a catheter sticking out of his butt hooked up to a tube for drainage. He will have a followup next week. Hopefully he can heal up enough to have his take-down sometime in May.
On another note.... he's extremely frustrated. He has tried every type of appliance and every one he's tried leaks more often than not. He goes thru the same ritual by making sure the area is clean and dry before sticking on the appliance. Why then the inconsistency if using the same product? Leaks have occurred within as little as 12-24 hours or as many as 3 or 4 days from that very same product. If he gets 3-4 days out of an appliance he'll use that same product the next time he needs to do an appliance change and he'll spring a leak within hours. What's he doing wrong?
Will keep you updated.
Post Edited (fidsandfrats) : 4/28/2018 8:50:50 PM (GMT-6)