Hi Arlene...I've never heard of freezing the prostate to kill the cancer..interesting. Have to look it up.
I say "give me a break" a lot....more regarding my back, however.
One wrong move and the familiar twinge....thankfully Robaxin can be purchased through the pharmacy..sigh. I do take Robaxacet...probably will fry my liver, but I figure the meds will help as well as all the coffee I drink..lol!
I won't deny I'm scared if things regarding my liver go south...
Yes, it's possible regarding UC-related pancreatitis (which is the autoimmune aspect of it), but you have to find out the reason firstly. There may be meds/enzymes you can take to prevent further problems....as well..I believe keeping the colon as calm as possible will help us when other issues happen at the same time.
We take a day at a time, and life goes on. All we can do is learn as much about
stuff as we can, know exactly what we're dealing with and how to treat/maintain so that we can function as best we can.
We never know what tomorrow will be like...although I'm a pessimistic optimist...I always hope it will be a good one.
Hang tough...answers are always helpful even though sometimes tough to swallow. You've been through what I fear already...so your experience will get you through this as well.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!