I have had a j-pouch for six years.
I do 100-200 mile international hikes with no problems.
I eat everything, nothing is excluded from my diet.
Research your surgical options and find the one that best
suits your lifestyle. Talk with people who have had the
various options. Understand the pros and cons of each
and remember that none of the solutions are like having a healthy
colon but that those days are long over with.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free