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Hi Roberta,

It is very frustrating. I had my takedown one week before you did and I have awful days still. The pain can be horrible. I just talked to my dr's office today and they say it can take up to a year before our bodies adjust and that everyone is different and basically everything we are experiencing can happen and everyone is different. There are very few that have no complications after this surgery. I am keeping a food journal but honestly there is no rhyme or reason to how I feel. I can do the exact same thing one day and be good and then do it again another day and be horrible.

Patience is the key and it's hard because we want to get out there and start living our lives but our bodies wont let us right now. I talk to people who have had their jpouch over a year and they are very encouraging and that's what keeps me going (that and prayers!). I know some day this will be worth it and will be better than suffering with UC.

Christine
Takedown: 4/23/12
Had UC for 32 years
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