cranking up the humor meter (((((((laugh))))))))
A seed? wow that's funny. Please ask him for some of these seeds and tell him to send me some of those magical beanstalk seeds so I can sell them to my friend jack.
Is this the same person that says the government is trying to kill us?
lol all joking aside.... Any intelligent person will tell you that surgery is for the better. At one time I thought I could fight this problem with a strict diet and a strong mind. I lost that battle but so far surgery was best decision I ever made. I would educate your friend's dad just like I inform so many others that don't know much about
the disease. Just because some people are in remission right now that does not mean they found the cure. The disease will eventually rear its ugly head. It could be 2 months away or 15 years from now but it does not go away with pills, seeds or herbs. The disease can be managed yes but never completely cured especially not with seeds. Surgery is the closest thing to a cure.
Guys checking out babes? well that's completely normal but I don't think any real men would outcast a woman for wearing a bag.
a footnote that you can use to educate your friend's dad:
There is no proof that bacteria alone causes inflammatory bowel diseases. It is true that there are a lot of medicines and foods that can disrupt the bacteria in your body that can potentially damage the intestines.
In children, doctors are reluctant to prescribe antibiotics because of this and with adults there are many medications that can trigger inflammation because of damage to both the DS and IS .
The digestive system and immune system are so closely related that doctors and scientists are left scratching their heads.
Also, your metabolism changes for the better after surgery because you will never get too overweight.
Age:31 Married with children.
Ulcerative Colitis cause: In 2003 I took Accutane for about
4 months, strong side effects of abdominal cramping and bloody stools.
May 2004: Diagnosed with Left sided UC -should have understood the IBD warning and should've never taken the dangerous drug
known as Accutane.
May 2004- May 2009: Prednisone, Asacol and many other med's that did not work well-Remicade was great for 16 months then suddenly stopped working.
May -June 2009: Pancolitis- chronic 2 month flare up that put me out of work and made me seriously think about
June 24th 2009: elective colectomy/ileostomy at Barnes/Washington University.
August 2009: planned rectum removal and j-pouch construction.
October-November 2009: planned Reversal.
Summary: Suffered 5 long years with severe Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety and depression.
No more diseased colon. No more running to the bathroom 20+ times a day. No more cramping and bleeding. Satisfied with first surgery.
Post Edited (mikeman) : 7/16/2009 7:41:48 AM (GMT-6)