Hello Renee, nice to meet you. I also have to go once during the night. In relation to my pouch, I guess I have just fallen into being private about it. I got UC when I was in my 3rd year at Uni so really had to struggle to finish my degree - missing lots of classes etc. It was a real test of character. Recently, I had a bad case of gastroenteritis so had to really refine my diet further so now I am eating more fibre and lots of salad. This has helped quite a bit.