I just wanna give everyone and update. Besides wheening off the pain meds, I feel good. I still have a drainage bag in me, but for a one step surgery I feel great. I have maybe 5-6 BM a day which is a lot less than it was before. Before surgery use to be more like 15-18 bm a day. I go to see my surgeon on Monday and we will see how everything is looking. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Wish me luck.
Diagnosed with severe left sided U.C. in late 2003
Asacol (400mg) 12 pills a day
Remicade (4 visits w/increase of doasage)
60mg, 55mg, 50mg, 45mg, 40mg, 35mg, 30mg, 25mg, 20mg, 15mg, 10mg soon to be 5mg than ZERO!
Just had Sub-total Colectomy on March 20th. Feeling Great!!