Posted 2/13/2008 5:05 PM (GMT -6)
Well, I finally saw the GI today. She was really sweet & worked me into her lunch hour. She spent about an hour with me. She said she is sure I have an IBD, but that without more testing wasn't sure if it was CD or UC. She put me on the Low Fiber Low Residue Diet. She thinks they will have to up my meds, but wants to wait on that. She said that it may not be malabsorbtion that is causing the weight loss, but just inflammation. She thinks my WBC count is high because of the IBD. She seemed annoyed that they didn't do a small bowel biopsy with my colonoscopy. She wants to do the colonoscopy again & do a small bowel biopsy, but without having insurance, she said they would just start with the small bowel follow thru & I am having that done in the morning.
Anyway, just wanted to post an update. I am kinda bummed, but I figured that it was an IBD, so I am not surprised. I was just hoping it was antibiotic induced colitis or something to that effect, but no luck.
She thinks I need to get insurance because I will need it for the rest of my life. That is a scary thought....