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Christine1946
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   Posted 3/12/2010 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
     Not sure I spelled that correctly by can they do this to remove the colon?
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Flare May of 09 thru Aug of 09.  Very short remission.  Flared again Nov 1st.  Started Remicade Nov 18th.  Felt great after first two infusions.  Suffered a set back after 3rd infusion on Dec 31st.  Meds: Benicar, Colazal, Prednisone (hopefully short course), Calcium with D, multivitamin, probiotic.  Rectal meds..Proctofoam, cort suppositories....cannot retain the enemas.


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 3/12/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, they can...most docs will say that they will start out that way and will resort to open if necessary.
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


pam222
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   Posted 3/13/2010 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes. My surgeon doesn't do it but his partner does
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; RV fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Fistula Repair
4/10 Going to try to go back to the J-Pouch again
Imodium (8/day), Questran (3/day), TPN 12 hours/day, IV fluids 4 hours/day


andorable
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   Posted 3/13/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes I had my colon removed laproscopically :-)

suebear
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   Posted 3/13/2010 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   

With your long term history of prednisone use, any surgery you have will probably have a longer recovery.  Still, you will be able to handle it well because you won't be sick any longer!

Sue


dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


80sChick
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   Posted 3/13/2010 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes! That is what I'm having done :)
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
 
Tried Meds: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas.
 
Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
 
Currently on: 40mg Prednisone (Been on it since June '09...get me off!!), Psyllium Seed Powder, Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Vitamin D, Calcium, Vesicare (for urinary retention). 


Christine1946
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   Posted 3/13/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
     This is great to know.  The medical field has made great strides.  My mother had surgery to remove kidney stones back in 65...they cut her from back to belly button...wow what a scar!  She wound up having that kidney removed for recurring stones.
     I spoke with a man today who said he had j pouch done ten years ago but does not have a bag.  I thought people with j pouch had a bag for waste.  Wow, I need to do lots of research.
 
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008 for ten days.
Remission Nov 08 thru May of 09.
Flare May of 09 thru Aug of 09.  Very short remission.  Flared again Nov 1st.  Started Remicade Nov 18th.  Felt great after first two infusions.  Suffered a set back after 3rd infusion on Dec 31st.  Meds: Benicar, Colazal, Prednisone (hopefully short course), Calcium with D, multivitamin, probiotic.  Rectal meds..Proctofoam, cort suppositories....cannot retain the enemas.


pam222
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   Posted 3/13/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Christine1946 said...

<FONT color=#800080> I spoke with a man today who said he had j pouch done ten years ago but does not have a bag. I thought people with j pouch had a bag for waste. Wow, I need to do lots of research.


The j-pouch is internal and created from the small intestine. Usually people have a temporary bag to allow things to heal for 6-12 weeks (depending on what the surgeon's practice is). Some people never have a bag. My surgeon will not do one step procedures, though.
If you go to j-pouch.org on the right side of the main page is a link to an illustrated explanation of what the surgery is
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 First part of J-Pouch surgery; recessed stoma
12/30/09 Second part of J-Pouch surgery too soon; RV fistula
1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery with sparing of the J-Pouch
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery and Fistula Repair
4/10 Going to try to go back to the J-Pouch again
Imodium (8/day), Questran (3/day), TPN 12 hours/day, IV fluids 4 hours/day

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