Reply to "j pouch in one surgery..anyone??"

I had a 1-step in 1995. It was rough for about 6 months, but I had a lot of early complications (bowel obstruction, deep vein thrombosis, wound infection, presacral abscess). But those were sorted out within the first couple of months.

 

I had a high frequency the first 3-4 months and was onthe maximum dose of Imodium. Eating anything stimulated a bowel movement. But, I was never incontinent. Around 4 months out I was able to take a 6 hour road trip, stopping only every couple of hours.

 

It gets better.

 

Jan

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