Hi all, i have came to this forum many times to read up on everything especially when I have something about my pouch I want answered. It's a great group! This is my first time posting so I'm going to give a brief rundown.
Diagnosed with UC in 2002; reverse total colectomy and jpouch in 2006-2007
I've never really had any significant issues since my surgery in 2006. My jpouch has been fantastic, until recently. I just got out of the hospital. I was in there for 9 days. I went in by ambulance at 1:00 in the morning due to severe pain all throughout my abdomen, it had been hurting since about 3:00 earlier that day, I tried taking care of it at home but the pain was to bad. So get to the er and they do a barium enema and see that I have a small bowel stricture. My intestine was narrowing. So lots of pain meds and some I've fluids for 9 days in the hospital and they sent me home. I was on a clear liquid diet in the hospital up until a few days ago. They started increasing my diet and I eventually got back to regular food. My BM were not "the norm" before I left but my guts were moving and I was able to pass gas and have BM. I just got home this morning... I've eaten a few soft things and I haven't had a BM. I'm scared I'm getting obstructed again and I don't want to have to go back. I was told my bowels are moving slowly but am still nervous. Any advice from anyone? Should I be ok as long as I'm passing a small amount of stool and gas? Any advice helps me guys. Thanks so much!