Sunday, July 25, 2010

My J-pouch and I Are Flying for the First Time

On Tuesday my J-pouch and I will be flying for the first time together to go to Massachusetts for my brothers' wedding. I have to admit, I'm scared. After all, it hasn't been that long since I had to think about the "what ifs" before every outing. I know there should be no problems and my mind is still probably in UC mode but I can't help but freak out a little. What if something goes wrong? What if the change in pressure makes me uncomfortable? What if I have to go to the bathroom on the plane and people are waiting? What if I don't feel well while I'm there? I know I just need to stop worrying about things that most likely are not going to happen and focus on the exciting fact that my brother is getting married and I'm actually able to go, but I'm sure you IBDers can understand. Anyway, I'll update when I get back. Wish me luck!


  1. Have a safe and relaxing trip! If your anxiety gets out of control, take a Gravol before the flight so you can sleep :)

    Take care!


  2. I came across this via google search, did everything go ok with your j-pouch and flying? I had my surgery about a year ago and I'm a bit worried about it aswell.

  3. Hi Anonymous, sorry it took me so long to respond, I just saw your post. I've flown a couple times since my surgeries and both times went fine. I did'nt notice any difference flying with a jpouch than I did with a colon. I'm going to be flying again next month and hope all goes well then too. I think going through everything I've been through has made me a worrier :-)