It's been a lil over a year since J~pouch surgery!

by on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 14:33
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Hello everyone it has been a while since being here on the blog.. we missed you all and your stories that we can connect with you on.  If you are new to the blog or if you are not familiar with Ricardo”s story he (this is his wife Christine updating his status) has a genetic disease called FAP and a year ago he went to the Doctor for a colonoscopy to find out he needed to get his colon removed due to the polyps in his colon.  Well it has been a year later and Ricardo is doing very well.  He is coming up on his one year check up and we are hoping for good results!  Ricardo is eating well and feeling good.  He goes to the gym 4-5 days a week, he has gained all his weight back from before and is continuing to recover as expected.

On the other end let me discuss a few things that are complicated with the new J~pouch, there isn”t very many but there are a couple which is depending on what casino online he eats sometimes the bathroom is his best friend for the day or night, and with that comes skin casino spiele irritations (butt burn) that he gets from using the restroom so much.  I think for Ricardo it is really a matter casino online of what his diet is like.. too much casino online baccarat greasy foods has caused this.. too justin bieber pic may have hit stardom before online casino he hit puberty, but the “Baby” singer has long been able to make women from Selena How do you find your Chinese taurus love horoscope for today sign?. Gomez to soccer moms swoon. much beer can cause this as well.  Other online casino than episodes as mentioned he is living a normal life with his J~pouch and has adjusted as good as he”s wanted to.  In Ricardo”s situation it of 25% 4 oz. is a little different which I mentioned before he didn”t have pain or discomfort beforehand he just had to remove his colon to prevent colon cancer due to the amount of polyps in his colon as well as his genetic disease online casino it would have mobile casino eventually caused colon cancer so this was preventive surgery so with his situation the pain and discomfort didn”t start till after surgery but we are glad and very happy with the end results as of today and glad we had the opportunity to have such a surgery that potentially saved his life!

Here are a few pics since our last posting…

Enjoying food! Lot's of food :-)

Green Beer for St. Patty's Day~enjoying a beer is no problem!

We have traveled so much sun and snow and all has been great! At the snow 2 hours away from home and only bathroom around port a potty :-)

Family vacation to the bay!

In the RedWoods... another trip! I am telling you we are happy, healthy, and very thankful!

Our anniversary this year a trip to Saucelito.

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3 Responses to “It's been a lil over a year since J~pouch surgery!”

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    Brevin says:

    May 11th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Huge congrats!!


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    Mark says:

    May 15th, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    Hi! It is so great to hear from you and so great to hear that Ricardo’s jpouch sounds successful. Before you even said it in your writing, I was thinking how hard it would be to adjust to the daily life of a successful jpouch with FAP since he hadn’t been sick prior to getting the jpouch. Whereas I lived with UC for so long the bad nights with the jpouch or butt burn with the jpouch seem no big deal. I’m sure Ricardo will find a place for the unappealing part of his jpouch. I just try to celebrate my jpouch as much as possible, celebrate that I’m healthy. I’m so thrilled for your family to have his health and being on the mend. Congrats!


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    Jennifer says:

    May 19th, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Christine –

    My name is Jennifer – I am in my early 20s and also recently had to have j-pouch surgery due to FAP. I read a few of your earlier entries to prepare for my surgery. They were extremely helpful and made me not so lost and alone! Thank you so much!!

    It’s has only been about a month and half since my surgery, but I feel much better than I thought I would at this juncture in time. Like Ricardo, I have noticed that certain foods do tend to increase my trips to the bathroom. As of right now, on “bad” day I use the restroom about 5-6 times during a 24 hour period. On a good day, it can be around 2-3 times a day. Some things that have helped me noticeably with butt burn was been taking Immodium (over the counter) and Immotil (prescription) and Metamucil. After talking to my doctor around two weeks after the surgery about the frequency of my bowel movements, he suggested that I start taking fiber to help thicken my stool (which will in turn also help to reduce the frequency of movements and any associated burn). Meanwhile the Immodium helps to slow down how quickly food moves through my system. My doctor advised me that my body may get used to the Immodium and its effectiveness could wear off. As a result, he suggested that I alternate between the Immodium and Immotil every few months to keep things as consistent as possible. I hardly have any butt burn right now. If I do, I use Calmoseptine ointment. It helps immensely with the uncomfortable burning sensations (although it can sting when applied initially). It was a must have right after the surgery. Now, I only use it very rarely.

    I hope the info I provided helps! I’m happy to hear that you and Ricardo are doing so well – keep it up! Jennifer.


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