Well I went to the MAYO in MN on the 27th and I'm so glad I did. With my insurance I did not need a referral from a doctor, so I went on my own. I know now I'm changing my regular doctor, and I might be getting a new GI as well.
I found out that I have 3 sections about
2-3 foot in different places in my small intestines that have ulcerations and is inflamed. I found out in 15 min what I had going on that no one I've been seeing here has told me in 2 1/2 years. I was treated with the utmost respect, everywhere I went. I did a lot of test, and not all the results were in, and I'm going to get a full report sent to me. I'm very low on vit-B, and they gave me shots to do, and I most likely will go to 1 shot a week of humira. I have two doctors there and they told me I can keep them as my regular GI if I want. from my home its around a 7 hour drive. not to bad. The GI I've been seeing is 5 hours away, and I pay the same.
We stayed in the extend stay america north, it only was 59.00 a day and it has a kitchenette with dishes so we cooked in our room a lot and saved money. They have a bus that comes to the hotel every hour from 6am to 5pm and takes you right to Mayo.
I'll let you all know everything in full when I get the full report. I know I feel so relieve from what they told me. And that puts my mind at ease.
Dx June 07 Crohn's take asacol 2x3 a day , entcort 1x2 day ,lotrel for HBP , omeprezole for stomach , potassium , one a day crohn's & colitis therapy , calcium & Vit D , lomotil for lose stools , tramadol for pain , started humira in Feb 08
Dx Bipolar May 08