Has anyone had a Proctocelectomy? I was wondering when they remove the rectum, do they always remove the colon? My imagination is running away and I am scaring myself right now. I have been having pain in the rectal area and in the last 2 years I have developed CD in the rectal area and it just keeps getting worse. So of course I keep thinking that they are going to remove it..but from what I have been reading, the colon also comes out and they create a stoma in your abdomen.
Just wondering if anyone ever had another rectum created from the colon or if it is just impossable.
36 yr old Male with Crohn's Disease since '88 - No Surgery yet
Been on almost every type of drug with bad results
Remicade since Nov 2009
Prilosec 20.6mg - 2x a day