I refuse the contrast now
Last time I had a small bowel follow through was when I ended up with a fistula and the barium pouring out the vagina was very, very painful, so I am scared of it now. Also, after they put in another ostomy because of the fistula, that barium was still stuck in my pouch for weeks after...they went in for exploratory surgery to see if the fistula was gone and they were still scraping the barium out. Ugh. I just won't use it.
27/F Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 (symptoms for over a year before)
Asacol, Prednisone, Remicade with no success--no remission for over 2 years
8/09 colonoscopy shows that the whole colon is affected
12/18/09 Removal of colon, creation of J-Pouch and ostomy; recessed stoma; 12/30/09 Takedown too soon; RV fistula;1/9/10 Second Ileostomy Surgery;
1/25/10 Stoma Revision Surgery; 3/30/10 Takedown again; 6/9/10 Scope and Biopsy--Diagnosed with Crohns Disease (maybe...)
Tried gluten free and dairy free with no noticeable improvement; Was on TPN and IV fluids 2/10-6/10. Currently:Prednisone 40 mg, Culturelle, D, B12, Iron, Prenatal vitamin, Lomotil, Lortab, Humira