Thanks, guys, for the warm words. It really lifts my spirits.
ByeByeUC - How long were you in the hospital for? When you got out, were you already able to eat normal foods? I mean, without any limits. How long were you in pain for after surgery?
I was in the hospital for 9 days. I had the proctocolectomy and the j pouch made at the same time done laparoscopically. I took the pain meds for about
a week after I got home from the hospital then I really didn't need them anymore. I was eating normal foods right away...well, once I got my appetite back. After my second surgery when my ileo was reversed and starting using my jpouch, it took a few weeks to adjust to eating normal foods again.
DX UC in 2005. Family history of UC.
Tried every drug-even Remicade-Tried diets-nothing worked-wanted my life back!
Step 1: J-pouch surgery (Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy w/ temporary diverting loop ileostomy) 6-25-10
Step 2: Take down surgery (Ileostomy reversal) 10/8/10
No more UC and no more drugs!! Very happy with my results of this surgery-got my life back! :)