Thanks for your replies....balleenstein/dangdonkey.
I'm really getting worried now about my surgery. about 5 days ago I tapered from 6mg to 3mg of entocort which after a few days of doing so felt fine but today I felt very distended again so went back up to 6mg. My GI has said to taper to 3mg 1 week before surgery. Its only after I was reading on the net that taking steroids increased the risk of infection, so I thought it would be good idea to completley come off before undergoing the knife.
I'm now thinking to myself what would be best for the operation, be on steroids (3mg) or be slightly in pain before the operation if I was to taper to nothing before hand. I just want things to go smoothly.
Dangdonkey , I see you had a colostomy In December, Is it temp? which it can be reversed? I'm so worried about having a bag one day. I just wondered why some people with Crohns have a stoma and then some have multiple operations ( resections ) with out.
Please somebody put me at ease. Its only when surgery is starring you in the face the mind goes into overdrive..
Medication at present 6mg Budesnoide, 200mg Azathioprine, 3000mg Pentasa.
Operation due 28th Jan due to narrowing stricture.