Welcome to HealingWell, burnabygirl. I'm so sorry to hear of your problems. There is an associaton between DVT and UC, unfortunately, and we do have some other members with this issue.
Doctors always forget to tell us about
the less frequent effects, and that's why we need one another. Your story will serve as a caution for others, so at least you won't have suffered totally in vain. We need to be especially careful to get up and move around a bit for a few minutes every hour. If we can't walk around, pressure stockings are a good idea, although I find them so hot here in our Texas climate. They always put them on me when I have surgery and then send me home in them.
Thank you for sharing your story with us!
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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