I had it done in March 2006. It has been worth every penny!!! Definitely investigate and find a good surgeon who has done the procedure many, many times. I used a TLC in Michigan.
Best not to do while in a flare or while on prednisone. Because of my UC, the doc did request a note from my PCP stating it was okay for me to have the surgery.
I love not having to wear glasses!
Pan-colitis and GERD diagnosed May 2003
Osteopenia (hip and spine) diagnosed Feb 2006
Status: yo-yoing between remission and a mild flare
Lialda 4 per day, Azathioprine 50mg, Aciphex, Effexor XR, Forvia, Fibercon, and Culturelle
Remicade: 1st infusion 06/17/08: Next infusion:
April 1 after the tooth infection is gone :(
Last Prednisone dose: 7/15/08