Thank you Judy! Good luck to you also!
My appointment is tomorrow with the knee surgeon. I have known him for 10 years and been trying to have the surgery done for 3. First, I had a panic attack and could not go through with it. Next year (winters are bad here so can't choose winter) my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer and I needed to stay with him through treatments. Last June I starting the rectal bleeding 3 days before surgery so you know what happened there. My two docs - surgeon and gastro work closely together and their offices are in a small hospital where I will have the surgery. The ortho doc has been there over 20 years and done a LOT of knee replacements. I just want to get on with this and walking somewhat normal again. I have to have both knees done but he will only do one and then other 3 months after! I will keep writing what is going on. So far the prednisone has his approval but he does not know about the 6MP. You know I can't move fast to the bathroom now but certainly could not hurry right after knee surgery.
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