Good luck Brian!!
I have had 4 infusions I think. But I"ll tell ya, the remission i was having just a few weeks ago, was started the day after my first infusion. I got my first dose on the last full day of my hospitalization. Surgery was my next option (have even already seen a colorectal surgeon) but now have been relying on the remi. I was having a great remission, I had even forgot how horrible it felt to be in a flare, until about a week and 1/2 or so. I usually have some bowel/gut issues when I have my monthly period, but as it goes away, so do the issues, until this last time. It just kept getting worse. I don't get my next remi until end of the month. I'm so scared to end up back in the darn hospital...Today I started myself on the steroids again, just hoping it does the trick..anyways, the moral of this whole story (sorry, got a bit long winded) is that the remi can work fast, and work wonders!! Good luck!!
41 yo RN, happily married, with 2 beautiful daughters, Tianna(14 yo) and Alyssa(10 yo). Diagnosed L sided Ulcerative Colitis in Jan '04 and Diabetes type 2 in June '05. (Currently in complete remission thanks to Remicade!!)
Remicade infusions ~ 11/6/07, 12/6/07, 12/20/07, 2/14/08, 4/10/08, 6-MP 100mg daily, Pentasa 500mg twice a day, Lantus insulin 20 units daily, Amaryl 2mg daily, multi-vitamin daily, Calcium daily, B complex vit daily, and pro-biotics daily.