I was at the 3 month mark before I started to get two or three good days and okay nights. I kept a detailed food journal and a calendar on the fridge. I marked the day with red if it was miserable, blue if it was okay. It sounds very kindergarten but one rotten, miserable butt buning day would make me lose track that I just had 2 or 3 good days. I was able to see that my weeks were getting better. I had one bout of pouchitis and knew right away that something was wrong when I had three Horrible days in a row after steady improvement. My food journal was immediate proof to the doc that I needed abs. I feel for you guys, it is a tough go the first few months. My nights were lonely and I was in agony. But I feel great now. I'm sending you prayers for strength, patience and a return to good health.