I am feeling better today about the visit and am thankful I have a surgeon who cares and I do trust him. I would need to loose around 50 pounds to be at my goal weight. Since, I was not planning on surgery until June, I am going to really work hard at reducing and maybe look into July or Aug. The way I see it, even 25 -30 pounds would help.
I woke up this morning with an inner peace and resolve about my decision to have a permanent ileostomy and feel that it is what I am supposed to do, regardless. My surgeon could not give me any percentages, only that it could happen.
I have chosen not to try the Biologic's. The way I see it, the rest of my life would be nothing more than infusions that probably won't work for long anyway, other expensive drugs, 2-day preps for colonoscopies at least twice a year, periodic stretching of a stricture in my rectum which contributes to my incontinence, thousands of dollars every year to keep on this road to nowhere. Not to mention just waiting on cancer to show up. I am done.
This place is wonderful and I am so thankful for all of you kind people who have ''been there'' in one way or another.
Post Edited (CrohnieCJ) : 3/10/2011 11:58:04 AM (GMT-7)