Ohh I wish I could say great. There are good days well not a whole day but good hours I would say.
Its the gas and pressure in the butt that I cant take. I have my second follow up with my surgeon on the 22nd, I do not know if this is normal or pouchitis. The pressure is so bad that walking alot hurts I can do a few streets but after that I start feeling more pressure, that cant be normal for a fairly new J pouch can it.
You could try some Pepto a few times a day, it acts as a mild antibiotic and helps with gas and pressure -- also pouchitis. It is perfectly safe to take unless you are allergic to aspirin.
It's really hard to diagnose pouchitis, most of the time it does not show up on scopes. It's really a symptoms based diagnosis and if the symptoms respond to antibiotics. My pouchitis causes ulcers in my pouch so it is diagnosed by scope and ruled crohns because there are ulcers above the pouch in my small intestine connection to my pouch.
I had pouchitis from my takedown -- lots of noise in my digestive tract, sounded like a freight train going around in my gut. Pressure, gas, and diarrhea.
All of this could be a stricture (scar tissue) causing you a problem.