Last Remicade was today!

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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my last intravenous Remicade infusion today. My GI Dr came in to see me and was very pleased with my upbeat attitude. I really am looking forward to a change. It does sound like it will be difficult getting used to the ostomy-bag, and Dr said by the time I get used to it, I will be ready for the reversal surgery which will return waste removal to an internal thing again.

I asked if I could halt my pills (GI-tract pills and the chemo) and she said no. I must take them up to the day before surgery. After the colon is gone, I won't need to take them at all. I will be down to one Rx of a daily pain pill for managing my hip and Hubby will be the one eating pills for breakfast, not me! *cackles gleefully*

I was suffering from severe afternoon and evening nausea and she Rx'd me phenergen. Wow. That stuff puts me out like a light for 10hrs at a time! I warned Hubby this evening that I took one and if he needed me to run to the store for anything, I had to do it right then before it kicked in and he said no. THEN, an hour later he asks me to run to Wally-world for him and I had to remind him I took one of the Phens. I offered to go in the store if he would drive, but he didn't really want to drive so he'll do without until tomorrow.

I will see my GI Dr one last time, after the surgeries are over so she can 'close my case' I guess, and see how I have adjusted and if I am doing well. That will be in late Fall.
Nervous about the surgery, but actually getting excited, too.

I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
UC is pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 4/10/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope the surgery is a breeze with a quick recovery! Please keep us posted.
Diagnosed with Left-sided UC in 1995 at age 15, Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocort. Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Aloe Juice, Canasa, Enotcort, Colazol, Anamantle, Remicade, etc... had 1 inch deep rectal ulcer 2004, put on Remicade, August 2007:Increased Remicade dosage-700mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed w/ Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Current meds: Clorazepate, Lomotil,  Tylenol pm, Lyrica started 1/17/08, Flagyl 750 mgs started 4/2/08, Humira started 4/4/08

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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 4/10/2008 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
good luck!
Jessica 26/F
Asacol 4pills /three times a day(from 2 pills/ three times a day)
Culturelle once daily
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone)

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Date Joined Jan 2008
Total Posts : 154
   Posted 4/10/2008 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Did Remicade not work for you?
How long were you on it before you gave up on it?

I'm supposed to start in 2 weeks.
Diagnosed in spring 2005 at age 28
Currently on 12 asacol pills a day + Entocort
40 MG Pred cycle stating 3/26

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