Hi. I've been posting on the crohns board for a while. I had an appointment with a surgeon today to discuss a possible sigmoid and ilium resection. During the discussion he told me that he feels the worst part of the colon to resect is the sigmoid because he has to attach it to the rectum. He said it's possible that if the cut doesn't heal or of the CD returns to the rectum again that it could mean a bag.
I was just wondering your guys' thoughts on this. Is this how a lot of you ended up with colostomies/ileostomies?
My other option is to try Humira first. I have to decide between Humira or surgery. Here is my recent history:
Sept 07 - Stopped 6MP after being on it for 6 years. Feeling great. Want to father child though.
April 08 - Wife not pregnant. Not feeling so great. GI says 6MP is ok to take when conceiving, start 6MP again. 100mg. Wish I hadn't quit the 6MP...
May 08 - Acute upper GI bleed. Hemoglobin drops to 9.4. Lose 10 pounds. Now 135 pounds. Blood transfusion, 25mg prednisone and 100mg 6MP.
September 08 - Not feeling too bad, but not great. Maybe I'm getting better....Wife gets pregnant.
Oct 08 - Have weaned off prednisone. Hemoglobin up to 12. Weight down to 130. Lots of stomach gurgling, something going on. Had some diarrhea, couple days laid up on couch. Not feeling so great after 6 months of 6MP, decide to switch to MTX, 25mg.
Nov 08 - Acute upper GI bleed. Hgb drops to 9.4, weight drops to 124. Blood transfusion #2. Stay with MTX, 25mg prednisone. Wish I hadn't quit the 6MP again....
Feb 09 - Weight up to 130 lbs, but Hgb back down, to 8.4 this time. Not an acute bleed (stool is brown), so must be slow bleed somewhere? Stuck on 7 to 10mg prednisone. Heading for blood transfusion #3. Still on MTX.
Thanks for your thoughts on my situation and for sharing your experiences with me!
32 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.
Current meds: 25mg Methotrexate. 8mg prednisone. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).
Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.