Peggy & Amey--Like the cute jokes :)
Slice--I just got bagged 3 weeks ago and my surgeon told me I WILL need to have my rectum removed in the next 10 years. Not sure why he gave me a date like that especially when I do have mucous every other day coming out and blood at least once a week and he said it is inflammed and active. Hmmm.
I will be very interested to hear how things go for you since that is in my future, most likely before 10 years the way things have been going thus far this year. Sucky!
Flchurchlady--So your rectum, did your butt hole actually get sewn or grow completely closed?? By packing you mean stuffing gauze in your hole?? When this does happen for me, I would like to have the option to keep my hole, can that be done?
A NEW me calls for a NEW profile :)
Ileum stricture removed laporscopic May 23, 2007
Subtotal colectomy & ileostomy September 24, 2007
Currently tapering off prednisone from surgery will be done and officially med. free in 3 more weeks :)
Will need rectum removed within next 10 years
Allergic to: Asacol, Pentasa, Imuran, Paxil, Zoloft, Penicilian, Ampicilian, Humira, and Vancomycin (sp?)