Small bowel ultrasound...results.

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   Posted 9/9/2009 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Was probed ultrasonically for 25 minutes yesterday before the technician said "I am now going to do the bowels". I thought that was what I had come for but she had done the liver, kidneys, gall bladder, uterus, ovaries, etc. Before Dr. Wilson came to Calgary from Toronto two years ago, they ignored the bowels because they didn't know what to look for and she wants a thorough exam.
The reason for the ultrasound was that during surgery (colon resection) four months ago the surgeon saw some creeping fat and slight stricturing in the terminal ileum. I have questioned this ever since as to whether this should have been removed while he was in there (previous thread) although others on the forum have made me feel better about that.
Dr. Wilson said she saw "a little bit of nothing" in the ileum, the rest of the colon looked "beautiful". Huge relief. Either it was minor at the time of surgery, the metho is doing it's job or both.
They did find a spot on my liver which she said was definately vascular (two small veins fused together) and thinks it could be a small abnormality that I have had my whole life.
Saw my GI later and he wants to have another ultrasound in 6 months to make sure it hasn't changed and a colonoscopy six months after that at which time we will reassess things.
Meanwhile I will stay on methotrexate and life is good.

57 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

Post Edited (Bammer) : 9/9/2009 8:08:51 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/9/2009 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
It's certainly nice to hear of someones treatment going well. Congratulations on your success. It's inspiring to hear of others having success with their treatment. 
My daughter was diagnosed Feb. 19/07, (13 yrs. old at time of diagnosis), with Crohn's of the Terminal Illium. Has used Prednisone and Pentasa. Started Imuran (02/09), had an abdominal abscess (12/08). 2cm of Stricture.

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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
That's great news! I hope you have a life-long remission :-).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Current Meds: Humira since 7/08, Pentasa, Effexor XR
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, B-Complex, Vitamins D, E, & K, Calcium, Magnesium, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods

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   Posted 9/9/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for updating on how things are going Bammer!!!! Keeping fingers and toes crossed that all continues to go well for ya!

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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