I still have everything except for my rectum, colon, appendix and tonsils..lol.
Rosemary...you mentioned sutures....yes, one of my sutures popped..this was on the outside, where my surgeon sewed up my stomach. This happened about two weeks after I came home from the hospital. It was just oozing pus for awhile. My home health care ostomy nurse saw it, so did two doctors in the hospital when I had a two night stay because of dehydration but no one actually did anything until I went to my surgeon for my post op three weeks ago. He stuck a needle or something in there...I actually didn't watch, and put a salve on it, a bandaid on top. It healed up in a matter of days.
If this is a fissure, do I have to have surgery for that?
Ulcerative Proctitis since Sept of 1998. Hospitalized for eight days. Prednisone, Asacol, Rowasa enemas. Two year remission. Flare..switched from Asacol to Colazal. Two year remission. Started 6MP in 2002. Flared yearly from 2003 to May of 08. Hospitalized for ten days in May of 08. Flaring more often since. Off 6MP. Remicade failed. Humira failed. Total colectomy with perm. ileo .