Posted 2/3/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -6)
I have had 3 resections. I wasn't until about 7 or 8 years after the last resection that I had to start the B12 shots. Your body does have some stores of B12, and it depends on how severe the disease has been and how long it has been going on for, as to how soon you will need to start the shots. You should have your levels checked by your doctor and monitored. When I started, it was one shot a day for a week, one a week for a month and then once a month. about six months ago I had to increase to once every two weeks. My husband gives me the shot so I don't have to go to the doctors office, so it is much more convenient. Some people learn to give themselves the shot, but I don't think I could do it.