Bratcat went for her 5 weeks checkup with the surgeon. He said she is good to go for anything! Work, lifting things, swimming, etc. Now she'll have no more excuses for not helping with the food shopping and cleaning up around the house! She goes back to work on Tuesday (it's 13 hours a week). They know she may need to sit once in awhile.
I even asked, hypothetically if she needed ibuprofen or antibiotics down the road, could she take them (previously big no-no's for UC). According to the surgeon, she is healthy, normal, and cured so she won't have any issues with stuff like that.
She goes for a pouch biopsy in a few weeks. He wants to do it with her sedated. It sounds similar to a colonoscopy (in the office, don't eat after midnight). Luckily no yucky prep though. And she is still on target for her reversal in October. The surgeon said just when she finally gets used to the ostomy, she'll be ready for her next surgery.
So far, so good.
--Mom of bratcat (17 years old)--
Daughter bratcat was diagnosed with pancolitis October 2006
Asacol - 4 pills/3Xday, 15 mg prednisone, Remicade
11/14/06 - started prednisone; 1/28/07 - finished prednisone!
3/3/07 - began to taper off hydrocortisone sloowwly! Summer 2007 - slowly began tapering Rowasa. 9/07 -- flaring? Nightly Rowasa. 9/21/07 -- added hydrocortisone enemas. 9/30/07--added prednisone. 10/31--started 6-mp, stopped the enemas. Started lowering prednisone. 3/08-another flare! 7/3/08-Step 1 j-pouch surgery