Last friday I had surgery for adhesions that had formed around my intestines and bowel, which made them all stuck together and prevented me from eating. I also had my appendix located (no one had been able to find it in CT scans etc) and removed. The surgery was a total success I was in surgery at 7:30am and out shopping at 3pm without pain meds.
In the process of going over every inch of my colon and intestines -- this surgeon was very through and experienced with crohn's patients - he said that I either did not have crohn's or was in complete remission.
I m assuming I am in complete remission because of the Low Dose Naltrexone -- as I was unble to tolerate ANY other crohns medication. and also since I have pyoderma gangrenosum which is associated with crohns -- which is now 90% healed in the 3 months since starting LDN.
I thought as my last topic on this board it woud be a good public service to let you all know that 3 months on LDN put my colonoscopy/endoscopy diagnosed Crohn's into complete remission, according to my syptoms and also according to the visual inspection by the surgeon. Apparently active crohn's can be seen also from the outside of the intestines, via the thickening and general ill health of the intestine itself.
Flame on, or not for my post, however I'm sure someday, via a search of this board, this post will come in handy for someone.
All the best wishes for all the best health for all of you -- and Adios.
strictures, crohn's, adhesions, endo. Pyoderma Gangrenosum.
LDN 4.5mg ~ Boswellia Serrata ~ Olive Leaf extract ~ SCD yogurt. Done using silver sulfadiazine on Pyoderma, changed to steriod cream, PG 60% healed in 3 weeks . B-12 shots. Juicing veggies!
Post Edited (janicea) : 9/1/2009 9:56:53 AM (GMT-6)