Need encouragement from jpouchers

Hi,

As most of you know I'm 2 months from takedown and still have not been able to go back to work. I experience pain in the rectal area when I sit from pressure, constant gas pains and now feel like I am losing some control over bowels as when gas comes out I get surprises as well as accidents during the night. I constantly feel like I have to go to the bathroom. I can deal with this if I know there is an end in sight.

I was told before I had the surgery that it would take about 2 months after takedown to recover. Then I was told at my last drs appt that it is more like 6 months. Then a guy I talked to last night told me it took him 2 years. I know that is not the norm but it did get me a little freaked out.

I would like to hear from some jpouchers further out than me how long they felt it took them to be able to get out there and live life. I have a lot of faith and that has been what got me to this point but starting to feel a little discouraged.

Thank you so much.

Christine
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