- J-Pouch -
A friend of mine ended up in the hospital last weekend. He was put on IV's, and is on 80 mg of prednisone, among other medications for ulcerative colitis.
The doctors want to remove his colon! Today I spoke with him and informed him that just because your colon is gone, the acid is still recycling in your intestines and in your body. I also told him that the medical profession typically doesn't recommend or understand the nutritional benefits to treat colitis.
Karen, I told him how much you have helped me (with pouchitis) after my J-pouch surgery. I told him that, before I went to you, that I couldn't walk or run 2 miles without worrying where a bathroom was, because I had to go!! The cramps were so bad. Guess what; this weekend, I will be running a half marathon (13.1 mi) and am not even worried where the bathrooms will be! I am so thankful for you, and love you for pursuing your career as a nutritionist. I feel so alive and well!
T.A., Eau Claire, Wisconsin