agreed with anthony. it sounds like the nurse thought at first that her UC was in remission and didn't know about
her surgery. and when the nurse found out about
her surgery, she probably still couldn't accept her for laser treatment because they haven't - or very rarely have - run into someone without a colon who had UC and as a result haven't set up a "protocol" for that situation.
pyoderma gangrenosum, which i just read about
for the first time, apparently only affects 1 in 100,000 people. that disease is rare even for people who have/had UC!
don't worry about
cuffitis, anthony. like pouchitis, from what i hear it's usually easily treatable if it even ever affects you.
Male, 30 years old. dx ulcerative proctitis 1987; left-sided UC in 1993; pancolitis in 2005. Tried sulfasalazine, asacol, colazal, rowasa, prednisone, imuran, 6-MP, remicade, and humira.J-Poucher since 2/11/10. Now UC free and healthy!