Bellski - Old Hat's article is indeed great, and I am certain it will help you and your husband to make the best decision for you. I still wanted to throw in my own two cents, though...
My own opinion is that it is always a good idea to get a second opinion. Anyone with any disease who has the ability to get a second opinion, should do so. Doctors aren't superhuman. They do make mistakes. IBD is certainly not a black and white disease. There is lots of grey. It is always beneficial to seek a second interpretation.
My next opinion is... go to the best doctors you can. If you can afford to and are able to, travel to the best. Why not? It is your health! I live in Cleveland and go only to the Cleveland Clinic. Thankfully, I have good health insurance that allows me to do so. Why would I settle for second best when I don't have to? Regardless of the severity of your disease, you should seek out the best physicians you can.
Wearing many hats: Mother, Wife, Daughter, Professional, Sister, Friend
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Multi-Vitamin (1x per day)