I shelter’t been active on this blog in spite of several months now – and to subsist honest, that’s because there’s not at all much to report anymore. Life in my 6 months by a J pouch has been beyond peradventure fantastic, and health-wise I well-nigh feel like before I got wickedness with IBD. Most of the time, the sack behaves perfectly and I find myself needing the loo almost 4-5x per 24 hours, none with any urgency and able to hold off for hours at a time whether or not needed. I eat whatever I lack (with the one exception of mushrooms) and slip on’t even really consider myself to exist ill anymore.
However, there be obliged been a couple of blips in the present state and there, and this is unit of them – I’ve come the floor with what is my first confirmed (on the contrary probably 2nd) bout of pouchitis. I’m at present on a 7-day course of Ciprofloxacin.
Pouchitis isn’t wholly like UC, but it’s not to a great distance off. There’s no urgency like in that place is with IBD, but lots of severe cramping, greatly increased frequency, feeling acrid and sick and generally very under the weather. Fortunately, this condition can usually exist treated with antibiotics, either Cipro or Flagyl.
A tie of months ago, back down in London, I had a similar episode of symptoms and went to the walk in midst – who didn’t really know the sort of do do with me – so turfed me to A&E. They ended up feed me in overnight while they ran some tests, but couldn’t find plenteous and sent me home. The symptoms seemed to get you ~ne away on their own. My gastroenterologist said that mild cases of pouchitis can and do go away without antibiotics, and notion that was probably what had happened.
This time, the symptoms good wouldn’t shift, and I’m really meant to be going to Glastonbury Festival tomorrow, to such a degree after a restless night with 7 trips to the mode of dressing and minimal sleep I finally ace the bullet and got an pressing necessity prescription of the Cipro.
I’ve excepting that taken 2 tablets and already things are calming prostrate. I’m not too worried at the impetus, as pouchitis is pretty common – more 60% of pouchies will have at least one bout in the first year advertise surgery – and it’s only a inferior blip considering how good life is by a pouch. It’s a self-same small price to pay for a usually legitimate lifestyle.
In other news, I’ve true passed my second year of uni and at this time filling my summer with work actual feeling. I’ve got lots planned – this summer is exceedingly busy – but I’m very fortunate at the moment and everything is going well!
I’ll try and pendant a few updates over the nearest few months – I realise the blog has gone tolerably dormant recently. Catch up again shortly!
Fertility therapies are costly and mournfully, not all insurance coverage companies capsule these kinds of medical services.