How do we not let this j pouch run our life?! I am up every 15 minutes going in the night. I take vicodine for the pain if it becomes unbareable (contractions) reminds me of the UC. I know all about being positive but this is getting to be really rough as I am sure you all know. Weight loss, fatigue, hating food and needing a toilet attached to the bottom is all I can say! There has got to be a better way to this. What have we solved from the UC disease with this j pouch procedure? I try to function normal but so weak and not getting very far! I can not even think of going back to work. I can just get by doing laundry and dusting which that isn't my speed at all. I use to be the energizer bunny go, go, go. I know one day at a time however, this is getting beyond frustrating! How long do we let this take over our bodies! I am 5'9 1/2 and down to 119 skeletal weight! Not liking this at all!
readmitted 6/1/2012 postop failure to thrive/dehyrdation