ures say blood is sacred, it represents the gift of life, and we should abstain from it, but there are many things drs can do, like hemodilution, they take my blood and put it in a bag above me, still connected, and fill me up with volume expanders and then after they surg, they let my blood back in, =)
the dr seemed confident that it wont be a problem, since there are so many alternatives these days;
i found noblood.org, its not related to Jehovah's Witnesses but it has some good information too
my name is Isaac, 24 year old guy, UC since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked OK but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08. my wife reminded me that i still had D most of the time while on remicade.
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 20 mg pred
j pouch surgery is scheulded for sept 11, 2009!
Post Edited (ruissarr) : 8/20/2009 10:44:03 AM (GMT-6)