This disease really stinks! I am so angry right now, but not for me. My friend who lived with severe UC for many years finally had a colostomy and she looked stupendous. She got her life back. I was so happy for her and it gave me a lift of extra hope.
Now she is in the hospital with a new diagnosis of crohns in her terminal ileum/anus.
I just need to vent about how much I hate this darn disease for her. It's just not fair to get so far and be pushed backwards. I am hoping she will meet the criteria for one of the newer meds or the stem cell trial to get her back in shape quickly. I just don't know what they will do for her with no large intestine.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
I'm riding on the escalator of life....