Somewhere I heard that surgeons try not to mess with the navel because it can be an emotional area due to the fact that it's the origin of our lives. I wonder if it might be worth visiting a dermatologist to get ideas on how to keep the area clean and dry?
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free