I had my TI removed when I was 15. One thing I did want to point out, which was explained to me.
Your liver stores enough B12 to last you for x number of years. After that, you will have to find a way to get B12 into your body.
I do the B12 injections, and I actually look forward to doing them, they give me a rush of energy that lasts for several hours, with little negative affect.
Humira is great, I suggest you watch the videos a few times though.
Post Edited (Aimee =)) : 6/8/2010 9:47:13 PM (GMT-6)
Yep definately feedback that I was looking for. I just don't want to feel alone in this so the more I hear of people having these types of procedures the more i feel confident in proceding. I suspect from my test results that my procedure will be similar to Aimee's. I can't say that makes me feel too good considering your experience Aimee. Big hugs to you there. I'm sorry that the Crohns resurfaced a month later. Kind of a bit much to go thru for that type of result. But we gotta do what we gotta do sometimes huh?
Anyway, Pmkrier the CT enterography is when you go thru the "donut". The big machine that kind of encapsulates your body as you go into it or thru it. You go in feet first so only your abdomen is scanned. They then insert an iv where they inject the dye or contrast. I guess these tests have become much more utilized to look for Crohns. This is what they used to verify that my Crohns is active.
Well I'm off to the hospital to get a cd of my greatest hits and have a second opinion from another doctor. Wish me luck. I look forward to further posts....keep us posted PMkrier. I'm interested in how long the time frame is from consultation to actual surgery.
Bump-Just wondering if there was any new news. I have an appointment tomorrow as a referral from another doctor. Going to see what he has to say about surgery or not. I really want to get on Remicade just to see if it helps. I'd rather exhaust all possibilities before having surgery. I have inflammation and fistulas. There has been evidence that Remicade can reduce or eliminate inflammation along with fistulas. I hope that is an option. In the meantime since the Humira isn't working for **** I'm having trouble maintaining weight and am starting to look like a POW. Depressed.
Sorry to dampen the mood here and by no means am I trying to steal the thread. Just wondering if there were any further news and got a bit sidetracked.
Debilitated- I wish that this site had Private Messaging. I was curious on why you are having a resection done. I mean what exactly is going on with your gut that this is the answer. I'm sorry for what you are going thru. It's starting to sound familiar tho.
Post Edited (JAB) : 6/14/2010 9:44:33 AM (GMT-6)