Jr, I'm so sorry! But then, I read your signature and think this could end up being a blessing for you in two ways. First, the dysplasia was found early and you can take action before it becomes a life-threatening cancer. Second, it could possibly give you back the things you miss.
I know most of us fight surgery for as long as we can, but I've never seen anyone who had it say they regretted it. It's scary and it's major surgery, but most of the people who have either ostomies or pouches feel good and live normal lives. As you're making your decision, I'd suggest you visit the ostomy board here and go to j-pouch.com to educate yourself about
I'll be praying for you today, good luck with your consultation with the surgeon.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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