I was really anxious at first. But then as I continued to educate myself, it has gotten better. A good GI doc also helps which I have. My only concern is the increased risk of colon cancer. I've always dreaded the thought of getting cancer - anywhere. My mother-in-law died of colon cancer 4-yrs ago. I recognized the signs and symptoms before she did only because of my accute awareness of my own colon. I just figure that I have to do my part to stay involved in my healthcare - I need to be pro-active if you will - and by doing so, I'll have a good chance of living as long as anybody else does.
Diagnosed 13+ years ago.
Been in remission for short periods of time but each time I come out of remission my disease seems to have spread. No longer isolated in my ileum, now from stomach down to rectum.
Current Medications for the Crohns: Humera 40mg injections every other week, Imuran 150mg, 3xday, Hyomax, Welchol 625mg, Flagyl 250mg, 3xday, Calcium, Acidophilus & Potassium
Previous Medications I've been on: Asocal, Pentasa, Cipro, Prednisone & Entocort