I have a surgery date.... one week till I'm UC free

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geminisunset
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 5/15/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been on the boards much lately. I've been wasting away on the couch. I've been out of work now since Monday. But the good news is I finally have a set surgery date. Next Friday 5/22, I'll be doing stage one of the J-pouch surgery. While I'm nervous about surgery, I'm excited about getting this darn colon OUT of my body. Good Riddens!
GeminiSunset
Diagnosed w/IBS: Oct. 2006
Diagnosed w/UC: Jan. 2007 (proctitis), July 2008 (pancolitis)
Medications: Canasa (helped the first flare when it was just proctitis); Rowasa enemas (did not help as the following colonoscopy confirmed pancolitis); Lialda (2 pills in the morning, 2 pills in the evening, soon to be 2 pills in the morning only once I'm off steriods); Prednisone; Protonix (only took while on prednisone); Remicade infusions, started at 5mg/kg (Aug 2008), increased to 7.5mg/kg (March 2009), increased to 10mg/kg and increased to every 6 weeks (April 2009) - 7 infusions so far, next infusion on 5/28 continuing every 6 weeks; Zyrtec-D (for allergies); Toprol (a generic form, 25 mg, for a rapid heart rate); Prednisone 40 mg daily
Supplements: Women's One-a-day multi-vitamin; Super B-complex w/vitamin C, Iron supplements, Omega-3 Fish Oil (coated, not sure how much except one soft-gel daily), Aloe Vera supplement (two daily), Acidopholis, Probiotic Align
Diet: Spinach and Sunflower seed butter diet (starting 3/21/09) (will try again once I can eat normally again)
Current Status: April, 2009 - suffering another flare-up :( Surgery may be my next option.


peggy113
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Gemini --- you are really close to getting rid of that nasty colon out of there and begin your new life. You should take this next week to make a list of things you want to do while you are recovering, list stuff room by room so that you can do a little something in each room as you feel like it. Don't make the list too physical... Just do a little at a time.

Remember that pro and con list that you made prior to surgery... well you are just a few days from living out that "pro" list. Hang in there,
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


summerstorm
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   Posted 5/15/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
YAY for being healthy!!!
Like Peggy said, keep that pro and con list in mind! It will be helpful during the 8 billion times you change your mind between now and then, lol.
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