“Official Report: No leaks; no stricture”

That was the email from my surgeon this afternoon following my pouchogram.  Good news. Now all I have to do is have the surgery.

For those new to Know Guts, a pouchogram is contrast X-ray used to detect leaks or other abnormalities in the J-Pouch.  The contrast is administered by gastrografin enema (ugh), and they then use a machine that provides a live view to monitor the contrast as it fills the pouch and take pictures.  It’s not the most pleasant experience in the world, but it’s infinitely better than the dreaded triple contrast…  (More about pouchograms herehere and here.)

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One Response to “Official Report: No leaks; no stricture”

  1. myucjourney says:

    yay! I’m so excited for you!

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