I'm still confused on how the Humira would cause the stricture to "close" with the reduction of inflammation. Maybe I don't know enough about strictures but regardless I hope you don't find yourself in a situation that causes pain or stress....or should I say more pain or more stress. Anyway glad to hear that you've got the date set for surgery, I know that was something you wanted to get taken care of. I look forward to keeping in touch with you on your journey to relief. Since there isn't any type of PM'ing on this website if you want I'd be happy to keep in touch via email :firstname.lastname@example.org if ya want to drop a line.
So I've been feeling ok. I've minimized my diet to things that don't hurt as bad when passing thru the inflammed area of my gut. I actually had seen Dr. Rubin with Univ of Chicago thru a referral. He has a great reputation and I was happy to see him. He supported the idea of upping the Humira dosage and getting me on Methotroxate. If the Humira doesn't work then I want to try Remicade before any ideas of surgery are explored. I foresee surgery in my future since I have fistulas that are connecting to different parts of my intestine and one of them actually bypasses to my large intestine. That being said i've lost weight and am skinny but I still want to exhaust any options. I feel pretty good otherwise. I feel better though that I went to see him and if I do have any procedures it will be at the UofC. So for now I'm on auto pilot with lots of lovely drugs coarsing thru my system.
I've had so many doctor's appointments lately I finally told my normal Gastro that I need to take a break. He wanted to meet to discuss what Dr. Rubin had to say and I told him that i already know what he said when i went in for the referral. He was fine with that since he knew first hand that I've been at his office frequently.
Well enough about me. I hope that the Humira finds you feeling good and happy.
Type to ya later.