I am happy so many enjoyed his story. I know some here will face surgery in the future. I am 68 so think I can avoid it but you never know. Good to know there is life after surgery - many times a better life!
I was on a bowling league when about 30 years old with a woman for about 6 years and never knew until then that she had her colon removed and an ostomy (?). She was young, healthy and very active. Certainly seems a great tradeoff for all the medications, hospital stays and pain many here are going through!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Tried all mesalamines and enemas, Canasa, etc. Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal -hydrocortisone enemas 12 days - much worse. Cannot tolerate mesalamine!
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.
Feb. 21 - down to 20 mg. - no blood, no pain, no bad side effects so far. Starting 6-MP Feb. 28 along with 20 mg. prednisone.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD