JM, if any of our members are physicians, I'm not aware of it. I doubt a doc would identify as such here, for fear of being inundated with questions from all of us. It could be that some browse the board, but most of them spend their time trying to keep up with medical journals, I think.
Most GP's and internists don't see a whole lot of IBD, and since they don't follow us for it, they don't really understand what some of us go through. So she's giving you the standard "good" medical advice. You properly explained to her that you've chosen which risk you care to take, and that's certainly your right. I'm glad she was willing to work with your plan and offer what she can to help keep your lungs healthy. She sounds like a keeper to me!
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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