Oh my gosh everyone~!!
Thank you SOOOO much for the replies~ You have given me much to think about
and I appreciate and feel so much better after reading all your thoughts and suggestions! I am actually doing a little better with the Prednisone / Apriso Combo, and hopefully can start trying to taper off the pred here in another few days. Then if that fails and the Arpriso doesn't keep me in remission, then I'll definately start the Remicade and start looking into having the surgery done. I agree with you Mikeman, being healthy going into surgery would be way better than going in really sick.... And, I'd rather be healed than sick and dependant on meds for the rest of my life...
Thanks again so much for your words of wisdom!! XOXO
Diagnosed with U/C (Proctitis) January 31st, 2005, IBS on July 21st, 2006
Status as of June 30th, 2009 : Flaring for the last 7 or 8 months with blood, mucus PAIN.....
Meds are: Prednisone 60mg daily,
Apriso 4 pills 1x a day.. .YEA!
I take Xanax when needed and Ambien for sleep... Which is every day and night with all this darm PRED..
Nexium in the am for heartburn due to Prednisone.. Culturelle 2 times a day...