I went to my surgeon about 10 days after surgery, and then about a month after that for a second follow up for both surgeries. I have been to see my GI just once after surgery, but I LOVE my GI and also I have Crohn's (or UC, he's not entirely sure), so it makes sense for me to see him still. Unsure about if you have UC, cuz you're supposedly "cured" now that you don't have a colon...so I'm not sure. I'd say as long as you're feeling ok you probably dont' have to go see him. YOu could always call the office and ask for the reasoning and then decide for yourself.
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).