Hello! I haven't been on here much and I feel bad for that. It's almost like if I avoid the website, maybe I was never sick! Well, not the case.
I had my J Pouch down in 2 surgeries in 1996, so almost 20 years ago. Along the way I've only had a few isolated problems. Some pouchitis, but never too much. I have had some issues with adhesions. I spent a few days in the hospital in 2010 with them blocking me up a bit, but it passed with resting the digestive system entirely for a few days. However, this past Father's Day weekend, I got really sick and wondered if I had eaten something bad as I was sick to my stomach. Well, I ended up vomiting quite a bit for the overnight and into Sunday morning. My wife took me to the local hospital where a CT was run and it was determined I had a blockage. A total blockage. Talk about hurt! The problem was, the hospital was not equipped with a surgeon who was experienced with a J Pouch. I had to be driven 45 minutes to St. Joe's Hospital in Ypsilanti. Great hospital. I had surgery the following Saturday to clear the blockage which was suspected to just be adhesions. The surgeon spent 4 1/2 hours unraveling my adhesions. You can't cut them, it just creates more adhesions! So, I spent 2 weeks in the hospital. I'm finally doing a little better, but even 2 months post surgery, I have pain.
So my point to this post is to warn all J Pouch members to watch for blockages caused by adhecions. They can cause a lot of trouble!