Hello Rosie, Sharon and Bill,
I have had my surgery and it went well. 6 1/2 hours though and very painful but, the nurses and Doctors were just amazing. Dr. Cohen and his staff were unbelievable. I did have to be re-admitted with an infection and high platelets but, I am still kicking!! It is so odd without my outside pouch. I always expect something to come flying out of my stomach but, I would not change it for the world.
Sharon, I was talking to one of the nurses at Sinia about you and she remembered you. I told her that you were a great inspiration to me and this forum has answers for such great questions. I am having some discomfort such as a constant gas feeling and it is very painful but, I am assuming that will pass in time and I will have to monitor what I eat. I really enjoy dairy but, will eliminate that versus this pain I am having. It also has only been a month so I think my internal pouch is still doing some growing. Thank you all for your help and I am soooo happy that I had this done.