Hi Paul...You've been through the gammit of meds and nothing's worked for you, which is unfortunate. I don't think anyone's done it all as you have. Wow! (OK, except for the worms and poo enemas).
What's the procedure you have to go through before the surgery?
Looking forward to your informative experience on that. Wonder if they'll let you see your colon after it's out...or at least have taken a pic of it. Gross, I know, but I'd be interested.
How long is the recovery going to be?
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!