Thanks everyone for the information and advice. It all started like this.
I was diagnosed with crohns and was treated with all the regular drugs we have all taken. My colon became very bad and they decided to remove it. They gave me the bag and left the rectum. The doctor told me that someday we could reconnect. Last year my insurance company decided they would no longer cover my ostomy bags and I decided it was time to get reconnected. My doc said my rectum looked good and there were no signs of colitis. We decided to forgo the J-pouch and connect directly to the rectum. After the operation , I continued to have problems. It was just like having colitis again. Oh, by the way they determined it to be colitis and not crohns. The doctor told me she thought she had cut out all the colitis. So , I have been taking the same drugs , that I have taken for years. Its like I did one big circle. Nothing seems to help and I'm flaring all the time. Until they started me on Cipro. I have had 5 great days. Note: the bag was great and i had few problems with it. I was the ostomy spokes person for the hospital. I would talk to people before they had the operation. Thanks to United Health Care, I could no longer afford the bag. I just was promoted at my job and the pressure to perform while sick has been hard. My compoany has supported me very well. Last week I decided that going through life in pain was not the answer. My doctor and I have decided to give 6 mp 4 more weeks to work and if it does not I'm getting the J-pouch. I have taken 6mp for 4 months. All of you know how hard this disease is on your mind and body. I'm always smiling and upbeat. It throws a lot of people off. Cipro may only be a tempory fix . I'm just glad today i feel better. Thanks for all your support. I pray for you all. Joe