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J pouch and coffee question

Posted by mark on June 2, 2008

I’m going to start posting here some of the most frequent questions I get and This future j poucher wrote this on the original photo journal at http://www.flickr.com/photos/markandmegan/2178758105/in/set-72157602651637141/

“Hi Mark and Megan, thanks for the great photos. I had this surgery 2 weeks ago, and I’m mentally preparing for the next steps (for me, they didn’t make the J-pouch during the first surgery — not sure why). I was wondering, reading about Mark’s Immodium and Metamucil dietary supplements: Mark, do you drink coffee? I’m hopelessly addicted; I love it. I’m concerned that my love affair with coffee will cause more frequent bowel movements after the takedown surgery. Any thoughts? I should probably start liking tea or etc., huh? “-eamills

My response “About the coffee, if you’ve been able to tolerate caffenine with sick then you should be fine. For me, coffee and caffenine have been a big and obvious enemy because they tend to tear up my stomach. I would base your ability to use coffee on how it affected you while you were sick. I do have alcohol every now and again, and I can hold fine. If I have too much my movements go instantly to liquid but that is somewhat like how it would be on a normal person too in a way.”

 

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