after having a subtotal colectomy in 2018, I’m now ready for part 2!
having done a lot of thinking iv decided on pouch surgery for now, although it’s not been an easy decision at all. I would love the freedom of no bag but the complications and variable results of pouch surgery do worry me.
im of Asian (Indian) ethnicity and with that spicy food is a core part of our diet. Iv heard a lot of people cannot take spicy food with a pouch and suffer horrible Butt burn, I’m happy to tone the spice down but don’t want to eliminate my Indian food as I love it.
is there any general advice those of you have been through the j pouch surgery or any other tips etc, I’m happy to talk about all elements.
I should add, my ileostomy behaves really well and I have had very few problems with it thus far. I’m a single, youngish man at 29,however and want to maximise life the best I can.
thanks In advance.