Elephantlover, please ask your GI to run a stool culture. Being in the hospital always puts us at risk for c. diff. infection, and it can be brutal if not treated quickly. And it sounds as if you're not happy with the GI; if that's so, consider looking for a second opinion (or just a new GI.) You need a GI who will treat you aggressively and listen to what you say.
As for the angioplasty and stints, my husband had three stints placed in April. His major coronary artery was 97% blocked, and both of the branches below where it splits were more than 50%. He had absolutely no symptoms, but our fabulous PCP found it on his stress test. I hope you do as well post-op as he has.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
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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