I just had my surgery on 2.25.08 and I although I am still recovering...........I do not regret it. Nothing is more stressful than your body not operating properly and making you sick. The sickness in your body is not good for your body and then the stress that it causes on your body isn't good for you either. I am relieved that it is over because there was alot of stress before I did it. I was undecided all the way up to them putting me to sleep. I already "feel" better and that in itself tells me that I made the right choice. Plus, I am under the impression that a doctor will not recommend you to surgery unless it is medically necessary
Pancolitis - July 2006
Surgery - Temporary ilestomy on 2.25.08 at Cleveland Clinic. Next surgery in 6 months
Medications: Predisone - 5mg (and tapering to zero)
Supplements: multi-vit, calcium
Reason for surgery: Steriod dependent and allergic reactions to imuran and 6mp. Elected not to try remicade.