Pb4, I've had Crohn's, actually, all of my life (I'm 60 years old) but it wasn't diagnosed as Crohn's until nearly 21 years ago.
I copied an article that said that Crohn's people get ulcerations in the intestines in a previous post. That's what I had and that's why I had to have surgery for it. I was bleeding to death from the bleeding ulcerations. Here is a link from the Mayo Clinic that talks about the ulcerations. Maybe you'll believe them.
We are on the same page with the fact that you can have resections after having your colon removed, but there are some of us that have no more problem. I'm a walking, living, breathing example of that.
I totally understand Crohn's, since I have lived with it so long. I've known people with the problem...even family members. It really doesn't have to be explained to me. Yes, I made the error of saying that UC was in the large intestine only, but I figured you would know it also included the rectum since it's attached to the end of the large intestine. I didn't know I would have to be that specific in the UC forum. I'm sorry if I have confused anyone.
I came here and saw Princesscolon's post and answered it to the best of my ability. I have given accurate information and I don't want to get in an argument about it. So, this will be my last post on this particular topic. Besides, I'm far too busy in the fibromyalgia forum. I have proved my point several times and have accurately written in all of my posts. I reread them just to make sure. I sure know Crohn's is a terrible disease, along with UC. I know Crohn's can affect any part of the digestive tract and I have known many who have had many resections. I have a friend that ony has three feet of intestines left and uses TPN 14 hours a day, but she lives and very busy and happy life.
Princess, I really am praying that you don't have to have the ostomy performed. If you do indeed have UC you could possibly have pull through surgery, if your rectum doesn't have to be removed. If you do have to go through the surgery, contact me. I have a great story about my ostomy surgery! Just click on the envelope below my name and you can email me. I'll be happy to tell you the story!
To all on this forum, have a wonderful day!
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