Hello my friends here in the Crohn's Forum.
My husband has had Crohn's for 33 years and he will be having his 4th surgery on 2/18 for a stricture that has narrowed to less then 3 mm per endoscopy.
His first surgery he had a ruptured bowel, second one he had a complete blockage, and third one he had an abcess and obstruction.
He has been on some of the old time meds years ago, Azulfidine, Prednisone and Questran to treat diarrhea. Once his stricture started to develop he was taken off of meds and told to use diet. He was never offered
any of the new meds so we are not savy on all the maintainance meds as many of your are.
After this surgery we will be insisting on maintainance meds to help slow down or prevent this nasty disease. Crohn's is always present.
We have been fortunate as his last surgery was 17 years ago.............
However in August of 2008 he had a radical prostatectomy for Ca+
I am very worried about
him as he has lost a lot of weight and is much older then his last surgery so if you all would find the time to perhaps say a pray for us it would be truly appreciated.
Thank you and know I support Crohn's with my heart and soul. Each of you is a unique and special individual.
Gentle Hugs Kitt