Post Edited (Sugarmarie) : 1/6/2008 11:45:10 AM (GMT-7)
Great answers. Thanks and he too will never consent to a barium enema. He will take the scope first.
He was diagnosised in 1976 with Regional enteritis.(Anyone remember that terminology) Had his first resection that year, another one in 1981 and the third one in 1993. The third surgery involved small bowel and large bowel. He had a fistula and an abcess the last time and we dealt with that first before he could have surgery. He has had colonoscopy every 2 years and knows he has narrowing. He has done very well and if you ask him on diet he will tell you vension. He eats a lot of vension. Ground venison. He is a hunter and eats what he hunts.
The last 2 years I have had trouble keeping his weight up and he has been more fatigued. He does have the arthritis with the Crohns.
I will drag him kicking and screaming for his colonscopy as the Cancer concern is a major reason to keep scoping, thank you for that info. I focus on the Crohn's and sometimes forget the other issues. He is 60 years old. Kitt