Great news! Don't forget to bring your tablet and sign up for Netflix, if you haven't already. I don't know how I survived my early flares without those two things.
During my last flare, I watched The West Wing from start-to-finish (for the first time). Loved it and a great distraction. Also recommend Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, and The Wire.
good tip! I wish I had that when I went through my surgeries. Would have been a great distraction. Some more great shows: Dexter, Breaking Bad, Rectify, Once upon a time and my latest addiction is The walking dead.
Marianne- age 47
DX Pancolitis in 2005. Family history of UC. Symptoms started shortly after I quit smoking
Tried every drug-even Remicade & Cyclosporine-Tried diets-nothing worked.
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 j- poucher