Hi all.  Been reading posts here for awhile. I was diagnosed with UC 18 years ago. Didnt have significant flares but my last one was a doozy and my colon ruptured in september and was removed. J pouch built Dec 27. Take down was yesterday. J pouch is working and I am home sweet home. Been frequent today but in small amounts. I'm prepared that the next few weeks may very well suck. Already using cream to try and get ahead of a sore bottom and bought a small bidet. So here we go! Any advice?

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I started psyllium fiber right away, on my surgeon’s advice, and I think it was helpful. Some surgeons don’t like that approach, though. Good luck!

Congrats! Heating pads are good for gas pains. I had pain in my shoulders, and was told that was gas pain. The heating pad helped tremendously.

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