Yea, i agreed with the person who posted that the feeling of fullness and urgency are two different things. I often felt urgency in the beginning but it was just a fullness. I’d rush to the bathroom bc that’s what i was used to. But i think i could have probably lasted longer. As time as gone on, I’ve been able to extend my trips. And now I can easily give myself a time on how long I have until I will need the restroom. If I’m traveling in the car with my hubby, I can easily say, I will need a restroom within the hour or next 30 min. Way better than when I had UC.
I had my takedown surgery early Nov 2017, so I’m 8 now out. I go around 10x a day and take 3 Imodium. My doc says we said he could get that number down by adding in Questran (powder, like Metamucil, but a script), but I recently found out I’m pregnant and won’t be able to take that. So, for now 8-10x a day is okay. My life is changed completely with the j pouch. No regrets! Give it some time, and hopefully it’ll get better.