I am in the Canadian Forces. I am currently at 2/3 of surgeries en route to a J Pouch. I am married to an amazingly supportive with. We have one daughter.
Enjoy outdoor life, ie: hunting, fishing etc. Enjoy watching and playing sports. I am a Christian.
I currently have no symptoms of UC.
Round 2 in J Pouch Surgery
I just finished up with Round 2 of 3 in my journey to a J Pouch. I thought I would post an update.
The surgery this time around was kinda weird going in healthy and feeling so good compared to the first one when it was an emergency to get the colon out as soon as possible.
I had my surgery at 0745 in the morning, so I had “fresh hands” as I have heard someone else refer of them to, when talking about going in first thing on the slab. I figured this was a good thing too. I also liked the fact that my surgeon had small hands so probably made it a little easier getting in their. With so many nerve endings all coming to a head there, I figured this to be paramount. :)
Woke up around 2 I believe, the surgery was right around the 5 hour mark. Everything went well with it and I was off to my room within an hour I believe. Took me a while to get any sort of an appetite going this time around. I think because I was on prednisone with my first surgery, that I woke up hungry. This time I had a drain tube going inside my belly that I didn’t have last time. This stayed for 3 days post op I think, along with the catheter. Last time the catheter was already out when I woke up. I also didn’t have the butt tube in after surgery, so this made me happy, as it was brutally uncomfortable last time.
I have noticed that controlling output is becoming a bit more challenging this time around, but am starting to get the hang of it. I was to the doc a couple days after getting out of the hospital to get fluids because of it.
Overall, things went pretty good so far, and I feel good too. I have a website that has some more info on it as well with my journey at www.determinedchristian.com
Anybody’s info on what to expect next for the next surgery, or who have any questions can hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org or I will also follow this post and try to keep up with the comments.
Taking immodium to keep ostomy output down. T3s for pain, which isn’t bad.
written by Lewis G
submitted in the colitis venting area