Good Saturday fellow j-pouchers! Today marks my 3 year anniversary since take down. I am happy to say I am doing well. Life is different, I will admit but I pretty much know my new system now and I def. stay away from the foods I know will cause me grief and if I know I am going out somewhere I eat my meals accordingly. My system stays pretty quiet until about 1 or 2pm and it allows me to run all my errands on my lunch break from 11:30am to 12:30pm. I know after work I usually like to go right home and have a good dinner and knowing my system now I can pretty much plan my days and events accordingly. Thank you all for all the input you have given me over the course of colon removal and take down. The information was invaluable and helped me so much.