This Saturday will mark four months since my surgery. I am pleased to report that I am feeling much closer to “normal”-me than I have all year, despite thinking that I never would, at first. I’m able to eat a lot more than I could before with few exceptions, sleeping has become much easier, and although I do get the occasional pain about the middle, there are times when I can forget I have baggie. I do find that bending and stretching can be a bit uncomfortable at times, and I can’t run much, but I am back to my usual walking speed (so, no longer at escort-mission speed). I know I have a ways to go as I am still adjusting to living with baggie, but I don’t feel quite as overwhelmed anymore.
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WhatCanIEat blog. My experience living with Ulcerative Colitis, a stoma and a j-pouch. IBD (UC) warrior since 2016, end ileostomy formed April 2017, j-pouch & loop-ileostomy formed June 2018, stoma closed March 2019, loop ileostomy re-opened August 2019 due to pouch failure. View all posts by severinedarkora