Hey Mr Denial,
In my opinion I think all avenues should be exhausted before undergoing radical surgery, cause once your bowel is removed it cant be put back and as Ivy said crohns can come back anywhere in the digestive tract. I had a right hemicolectomy some years ago and the disease did'nt let up from that moment on it got so bad that I was rushed to hospital at least once every 3 months and really battled for my life. I know have had my entire colon removed and also my rectum removed and am living with an ileostomy. Its a procedure I had no say in really as It was a last resort for me as all drugs failed as well. Living with an ileostomy is obviously better than the alternative but I am still battling with it. So thats why I would say try everything u can first., Take care
Post Edited (spookyhurst) : 9/7/2009 11:32:10 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (ozonehole) : 9/8/2009 6:36:36 PM (GMT-6)
As you realize each situation is unique and ultimately your decision along with the help of your doctors and surgeon.
As in I've tried everything else, and my quality of life is bad. Or if I don't get it out it could become an emergency situation fast.
Post Edited (Jen77) : 9/9/2009 7:57:12 PM (GMT-6)
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