Hello Bob! It's awesome to hear your adjustment phase is going well. I've never heard of a wound vac..must do the research on that...I hope it helps the healing and that your pain lessens daily.
Are you on any pain meds at all?
It's been an amazingly long and painful journey for you with so many other health issues that have required so much of you. Your inspirational strength is truly one to take to heart. It does help to have a loving support system available, one that we need to seek if all seems hopeless.
Take good care, Bob...
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!