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J - POUCH for Ulcerative Colitis

My GI doctor is recommending I get this surgery done soon. I am 32 years old, struggled with remission for over 8 years +. The only thing that works is Prednisone and I HATE being on it.

Has anyone here had this surgery done? If so, why did you need to get it done? What has been your experience with this? How was life with just a bag? How is exercising? Partner intimacy? Eating "normally"? Any complications? I have loads of questions.

  1. These are great questions and I am sure you will hear from our community soon. I haven't had surgery so I can't offer any insight but I just wanted to respond and let you know that you are being heard. I hope you are feeling okay today. Big hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

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