I was first diagnosed while hospitalized in 1998 with ulcerative colitis. The day of my discharge from the hospital my GI physician's CHIEF associate entered my room with the discharge papers and said..."Just how long have you had Crohn's Disease?" This totally threw me for a loop! Here, he has all my hospital records right in front of his face and he is telling me I have
Crohn's???? He mumbled a few undistinguished words and left the room. Needless to say, I NEVER made an appointment with him. I feel comfortable with my GI doctor and his younger associate. The older one has since retired....long overdue I would say.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!! Hope I don't jinx myself. Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks. Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.