I know it probably seems odd that I am sooo excited about seeing a surgeon this coming Monday, but I have been in pain and dealing with this flare forever, and I am ready to just cut out the diseased part. I have already tried the meds: Asacol, Imuran, Cipro, Flagyl, Prednisone, Entocort, Methotrexate, 6-MP, Remicade...among other things. I saw my new GI on monday, and she is incredible. I called yesterday because my stomach is being rediculous and I have already spent 16 days in the hospital for crohns flares, and I wanted to know what to do. She set me up for a CT scan and then an apt with a colo-rectal surgeon on Monday so we can get the ball rolling. I am so excited. Any advice about ileum resection surgery....do all cases require a temporary ostomy?
Diagnosed: 2003, age 18 (had issues with it since I was 12)
Meds for crohns: 20mg Prednisone, 9mg Entocort, 400mg Remicade, 50mg 6-MP, 40mg Prilosec, 1mg Folic Acid, 5/325 Percocet.
Other medical issues: Hereditary Spherocytosis (hemolytic anemia) iron deficient anemia, polyarthralgia, ovarian cysts, Migraines
Surgeries: Spleen and gallbladder out at age 6, Tonsils and Adenoids out at age 21. Looking at resection surgery this year.