After 2 years of almost constant flares, weight loss, nausea, pain, bloating, and depression from Crohn's disease my docs finally decided surgery was my best next option. Last week in preparation for my surgery, my surgeon did the scope thing in my ostomy while I was under whats called conscious sedation. Since that day my ostomy has worked perfectly. No pain, no nausea, my appetite has gone through the roof. I can't even make it through a nights sleep now without getting up to eat something. I'm gaining weight, strength and endurance and I feel as good as I did before this flaired up 2 years ago. What could have changed since having that scope done? He said all of my disease was located in the first 4 inches past my ostomy and he had to go through a stricture to see past that part, all the rest behind it was healthy. Im very thankful but surprised at the change in my health.
Crohns 30 years. Ileostomy for 15 years. Symptom free for 14 years until 10 months ago. Was on Remicade but just recently switched to Methotrexate, low dose prednisone, and iron. Feeling wonderful.
God Bless. Tony