I wondered about the veggie meat too. Maybe I'll try that. I'm no tougher than anyone else, & until this happened, the colectomy & j pouch surgeries were the worst pain Ive experienced. Those surgeries were more about me thinking Id have a bag for the rest of my life, of which I was spared and am eternally grateful, as well as horrific gut pain for several weeks. But my accident was on another realm of pain and I was almost certain that all of my ribs were crushed and that my lungs were punctured. But only 7 ribs were crushed and my lungs were protected and I am absolutely eternally grateful for that. I truly owe the surgeon for the awesome j pouch job she did 2 years ago and I believe I was hand picked by a guardian angel for this recent accident. Ive said it before and I'll say it again, I know for a fact that I am the luckiest person in this planet. And I am convinced that someone much bigger than myself is in charge because Ive escaped serious predicaments for all of my life.