21 yo male from Norway who needs a j-pouch. I got sick from UC in 2018 when I was 18 and have been homebound since. I did all the drugs and nothing worked. I tried all the basic meds (mesalasin, pentasa, salofalk etc), 6 prednisone cures, 6 biological medications (Humira, Stelara, Entyvio, Infliximab, Imurel x2). I haven’t seen my friends in these years and have been more or less completely isolated, I only live with my parents. My girlfriend ended up leaving me. I suffer from extreme depression, loneliness and anxiety. I hsd a great life before so I know all these things are due to my illness and medications. I am now in need of a j-pouch. I did the first of my three surgeries 2 weeks ago.
Can anyone tell me their success story to give me some hope? I am in complete despair, I don’t have any quality of life and can’t do this anymore. Is it possible that j-pouch will be a miracle for me? I dream of having a normal life, being really physically active and worling out hard again. Finally moving out and going to law school as I planned.
Can anyone tell me success stories and come with advice?