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update: on Ricardo and his J-pouch

Posted Jun 22 2009 11:50am

Hello all I am sending out a post giving an update on Ricardo’s post recovery and life living with the Jpouch 3 months later.  Things are going okay let’s say not good but okay which is better than bad, however after living with the jpouch for 3 months Ricardo has officially gone back to work, is taking 1 immodium in the morning and at night, is having some issues with going to the bathroom so much, some leakage during sleep a couple of times, butt burn/itch often, not quite following a strict diet, and is feeling honestly down more often than usual because he is hoping what he is feeling and the issues he encounters so much won’t be forever.  Any tips on any of these issues would be good.  I tend to do the research for Ricardo and give him the feedback because he just is not the blogger nor does he take the time to sit down and read!!  The relationship between us is frustrating at times because I try to help him as much as possible and try to give him advice but I am so busy with our children and I am not sure what is right from wrong when it comes to eating, and taking anything that will help with going to the bathroom so much, and with the butt burn and itch Ricardo has tried different types of creams from anti-itch, tucks pads, wipes to clean himself, etc.. I am not sure what else will help with that problem so when I am out of answers and he is busy with work and trying to get back to routine he is depressed at times and frustrated at how he feels and what he is going through.  I think he feels like he is 30 years old and too young to be going through this and doesn’t want to deal with bugging the nurses or Dr.’s to find out what to do.  His eating habits-there is none, he just eats whatever he is hungry for, sometimes we have to eat out often due to running around and there have been times when whatever he has ate it has gone right thru him, and other times certain food causes him to go more often than others.

 

Ricardo’s health is overall okay  other than the issues that he encounter’s with the jpouch.  Ricardo has gone back to the gym recently which is good for him.  One other thing we are not sure of is his weight gain, Ricardo has not gained weight after surgery, and he eats so much at times but his weight is not picking up, is this common or what are some ways to gain weight?  Ricardo and I will be sure to keep everyone posted as time passes but again we thank everyone for your support and comments it helps us to get through this life changing situation that we always remind ourselves that we are not alone and it will get better, we just have to stay positive!

Christine and Ricardo

 

Dad's first day back at work.  He is a correctional officer and works graveyard.. it explains his uniform and being it is night time.

Dad's first day back at work. He is a correctional officer and works graveyard.. it explains his uniform and being it is night time.

on a field trip with our daughter in May 09'

on a field trip with our daughter in May 09'

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