So the surgeon at Mayo basically didn't really give me a definitive answer today. He said he had no guarantee that the surgery would get rid of all my symptoms. He is going to talk to my GI to see what he has to say. But if a surgeon can't make some reasonable prediction of the success of the surgery, I am not going to let him cut on me!!!!! Talk about non-committal...... I like people to be straight and to the point, not beat around the bush. While I know there are few promises with surgery, a reasonable prediction would be nice. Have any of you been through anything like this with a surgeon? I feel so let down.
He did mention that there is always the possibility to explore more medicines with my GI. He is also going to consult with them about this and the GI folks will call me back.
Also, he mentioned the thickening in my bowel twice and not once mentioned the diverticulum.... What's up with that??? Huge sigh.......
In the meantime, my side still hurts!!!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, high BP, fibromyalgia, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
claritin, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, omeprazole for reflux.
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Currently on flagyl and it is helping. Have apt with surgeon soon