J-pouch and dietMarch 18, 2009
The video everybody’s been waiting for: my diet with my j-pouch! Diet is a big concern for people undergoing surgery since, as we all know quite well, ulcerative colitis can really ruin ones diet. Some people are worse off than others in this regard.
Like anything with a j-pouch, don’t assume my route and recovery to be the same as yours. Everybody is different to varying degrees. Most j-pouchers get to the same place in the end, but the amount of time it takes to hit certain milestones (like eating raw vegetables again, drinking carbonated beverages, etc.) is what varies the most.
This video chronicles my first two months using my j-pouch. At the end I talk about how I can eat any food I want. But don’t consider this the end of the story. Soon after I made this video, my stool consistency started to regress slightly, so I’ve cut out raw vegetables and fruits again and will slow introduce them a second time. There will be a second video after this one, rest assured. Plus, I’m still in the stages of learning what time of the day is best for eating and how it affects bowel movements, so that information is forthcoming as well.
Question: For the j-pouchers, what has your diet been like? Give us all the details of what works and what doesn’t!