On Feb 8 my surgeon is going to eliminate my ileostomy and allow my J-Pouch to begin doing its job. I have to admit I am a bit concerned about the future.
I am 72 years old, currently going to the gym most days and playing golf when it is not freezing outside.
First I had my colon removed with an ileostomy, then a second operation for the creation of the J-Pouch and now the takedown in about a week.This week and next I am scheduled for a Fluoroscopy Barium Enema and a colonoscopy to make sure everything has healed properly.
I have read some horror stories about the first few months with a J-Pouch with leakage, especially at night. This concerns me because my waste has been watery sometimes and thicker some days. I have not been able to figure out what I have been eating that makes it watery.
At any rate any suggestions would be appreciated.