So I just really want to rant a bit. Not even about my j-pouch. But about the downside of getting older, getting sick, antibiotics, blah, blah, blah.
I apparently picked up the flu bug from my j-pouch daughter almost two weeks ago. She seemed to get over it in about 4-5 days. Other people have told me similar duration and symptoms: low fever for several days, a day or so of stomach issues, and usually some sinus and or lower respiratory issues. Me? Anymore if I get anything lower or upper respiratory, I am dealing with it for at least a week to shake the virus, and then inevitably have to deal with a bacterial issue (either bronchitis or sinus infection - or both). So frustrating, and lingers so long.
The result: nights sleeping in the recliner because laying flat causes me to cough myself awake, antibiotics - which help cure the bacterial infection and minimize BMs, but also can make things runny to a bad point. Yesterday morning I thought I had a little gas. I thought to myself, "Well, I'd better check on that," and sure enough - it wasn't just gas. Ugh. Same antibiotics, different gut reaction every time it seems.
Anyway, I have much to be thankful for but still get bummed by this stuff.