Got a call last night from my sister about this transplant...
here is a link from another source:
wierd thing is that then this morning there was an obit in our local paper about a 43 yr old woman, mother of two girls (12 yr old twins) that had been diagnosed with Crohns when she was 16.
She died of from the complications of the disease....
I have always heard that it affects the people who get in their youth or infancy the worst.
SO..Bentwistle...it is like Enphysema or Aids...folks don't really die from that particular disease...they die from the complications...in a Crohnies case it probably is from the various things that happen when you become mal-nurished...and run down from the loss of blood...
I know the transplant will hopefully give this man a longer life and that is very important...but there has to be some concern that the disease will now show up in another part of his digestive tract. I had also read somewhere that many Crohnies get the bag or major chunks removed expecting to then be symptom free ....only to have it show up in a new area.
dx IBS 1999 UC 2000 CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
currently on Low Dose Netroxene (started Jan. 19, 2007)...against Dr's wishes, he was pushing for Remicade. Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose two shots every other week.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
51 yrs old