I had my follow up appointment with GI yesterday and surgeon today after having had colon resection four weeks ago.
GI - we will continue with metho injections for three more months, then will do a small bowel ultrasound to see where things stand. Apparently that will show how much thickening is in the bowel wall. If the metho is not doing its job then he figured I would be a good candidate for Humira. Whoa, back up. I just had surgery, I was hoping to go the other way with meds not stronger. Colonoscopy in January showed TI normal, previous colonoscopies mild Crohn's in TI and surgeon saw some slight stricturing during surgery. So I will do some research on Humira but think that's a distant possibilty. I have no symptoms and he said they are more inclined to treat the disease instead of the symptoms now days but I certainly have a say in the matter. This is the same GI that said a year ago that he would support me if I decided not to take any meds as I did not have Crohn's symptoms. I still do like and respect him and I had hoped we were going to leave things alone for awhile as long as I felt OK but should be happy that he is keeping tabs on me. This procedure is not evasive. And I did as him about LDN and he just attended a seminar in Los Angeles in February where a doctor gave a speech on her LDN trial. Until further tests and results, he would classify LDN on the same level as Metho but that is his oipinion and at least he's keeping up with things.
Surgeon - Incisions are healing fine but I guess I was a little too optimistic in thinking I could golf yet, he says 8 weeks since it puts quite a strain on the abdomen. Could be a lot worse things but I am allowing myself to be depressed for one night.
55 yr. old F dx. CD 07/07
Was on prednisone for three months but no medication for next 11 months.
Started weekly methotrexate injections 09/22/08.
Lap assisted sigmoidoscopy done May 11/2009