hello, ive lately been thinking about surgery as i really want to get some type of quality of life back. i think it will be some time off but im going to start educating myself so im prepared if it comes to it. my questions are is it worth it? im thinking of just getting a traditional ileostomy.
my other question is about the cost and generally what amount insurance picks up. i know it will vary from plan to plan but just trying to get some feedback. i have kaiser permanente. oh yeah am interested in knowing where some of the best hospitals are located?
thanks so much for the feedback!
- 28 y/o male, UC diagnosed - April, 2006
- Completed Prednisone taper on 4/13/07 - Tapered from early January through mid-April after being hospitalized from a bad flare.
- 8 Colazal daily, 1 multivitamin, fish oil (occassionally), 2 GNC Super Acidophilus Probiotics daily
- Began SCD diet on 05-07-07. Ongoing joint pain (likely RA), acid reflux, negative outlook, other common UC symptoms for over a year has driven to take up this dietary change.