Just want to know if there is anyone here from/in middle east and how he/she is handling the pouch or UC?
I am a jpoucher (IPAA) since March 2009, originally from Pakistan but living in Qatar (never heard before? well it will host the FIFA 2022 cup !!! hey) since 2010. I am doing a job here.
In Pakistan, there is not much awarness of IBD/UC (may be because these are not very common as compare to the West). Most of my knowledge about the disease comes from internet and forums like this. But while staying in Pakistan i was in touch in my doctor (who did my surgeries, he was a good one) so had a peace of mind that incase of any emergency i can reach him within no time, but same is not the case here in Qatar.
Plus most of the medicines/products talked about in the forums are also not available in this part of the world (or atleast i don't know).
Btw my pouch is doing fine except for pouchities (after every 4-5 months on average), infact currently having one and on flygl 500mg (3 times a day - for 5 days).
Also want to hear from old jpocuhers about thier life style and what to care about as pouch goes old...