Morgan be patient - my surgeon said it takes a full year to acclimate to the jpouch. And you know, I did see improvements for most of a year. When it gets tough you can always get advice (or sympathy, or cheers) here. And stay active, as best you can prior to, and post-surgery. Walking really will help with your recovery. Oh yeah, get all your chores done and bills paid prior to surgery so you have less to deal with after. Can't wait to hear you are on the other side and recovering.