Has anyone had surgery while on one of the TNF blockers? I had my first gallbladder attack the other night - wow! I have gallstones. I've only been on Cimzia for 5 mos and finally have decent blood work for the first time in 5 yrs, except for elevated white count and platelets. My GI says it's my call, but would like to wait for the next attack since we've finally gotten the Crohn's under somewhat control. I'm afraid to have surgery with a suppressed immune system. Wouldn't I be a sitting duck for any and all infections while having surgery?
diagnosed 13 days following an MMR vaccination at the age of 44
tried Colazal, Pentasa, Immuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Cipro, Flagyl, LDN, Osiris clinical study, accupuncture, began Cimzia 5/2009