Great news that you're getting your life back. I had a lot of trouble with my loop and leaking under the wafer, even with a convex. It was surprising to me since my end ileo was so easy to manage. The loop never got easier for me, but I lost all my pred weight, and I simply look different now, more like how I looked before UC. I had a lot of weight fluctuation when I had UC, probably from being on long courses of pred... It was weird, i looked puffy and chubby. I am back to my normal self now.
Congrats on getting past step 2. It's a breeze from here. Just remember, there's a long adjustment after the reconnetion. Also, the loop is temp, so don't let it get you down if it's difficult. You will win in the end!
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