After doing the pathology on my removed colon, the surgeon and my Doc can't say for certain that it was UC I had. Now they think it may be Crohn's. Ugh. The specialist who is supposed to do my j-pouch is hesitant to do it now, because he says if it's Crohn's I can have problems with the j-pouch. But lots of people who have Crohn's have had the j-pouch done, and they don't ALL have problems, right? Phooey. I guess I have to prepare myself for the thought of having this poop bag forever.
UC diagnosed: December, 1999
Asacol: 1600 MG daily
Immuran: 150 MG daily
Prednisone: 4 MG daily (Woo-Hooo! Getting lower and lower!)
Remicade: Infusion every 7 weeks
Probiotics 4 billion CFU Daily
Glutamine 500 mg 2x Daily
OFF all meds!! Liver failure, and emergency surgery as soon as liver levels return to normal. ACK!
Surgery August 24, 2007. Home now!