butterfly-in may of 1999, i took a Z-pack for strep throat, and started having some bleeding, well it wasnt' too bad, and i just dealt with it until after i got married, that was may of 2001, i didn't see a dr or anything, well i did, but he was a jerk, didn't do my scope because he ran out of time.
Anyways, in Jan of 2001, i started having a lot of trouble, and finally say a dr, who was going to do a scope, but something happened and i had to cancel, i dont' remember what. Anyway, after i came back from my honeymoon, i started getting worse, throwing up all the time, and yada yada yada. Well i lost like all kinds of weight, i could pull my pants off without unbuttoning them! that part wasn't too bad, lol.
Anyway, i had to go to the hospital, my blood was down to 7.0 (supposed to be between 12-14) anyway, with some iron pills and getting the bleeding under control it went back up, but dr said it was UC. anyway, i went on immuran and that worked for alittle while, then it just kept getting worse and worse, i just felt sick all the time.
Well i endend up back in the hopstial in 2004, so dehydrated that my skin was so tight my hands wouldnt' straighten out, teaking lots of steroids, all that good stuff, so that got it under control for a short time, but i had already lost three jobs due to this and it was gettingold. i was taking like five immodium a day, and drinking pepto like water. Anyway, i got pregnant and it went away completly, it was great! after my son was born it came back though, with a vencance, i went to the dr and he said, try remicade, and i did, and it helped for a little while, but not much. that was august of 2006, after i had missed a good deal of my son's life, not being able to take him places, i didnt' see his first time in the ocean, lots of things i shoudl have been able to see. when i had gone in aug 2006, i had wanted it out, but he said, remicade remicade, so i said ok. THen in feb of 2007, i said, either you take it out, or i will!
i was in the hosptial again in aug 2006, when i had to stay away from my one year old, who had no idea why mommy was gone.
so in april 2007, i had surgery and life is GREAT now!