so anyway, after 5000 phone calls, I did not get my referral to MGH- I did get a carte blanche referral to Beth Israel Deacones Med. Ctr. I have been there before for a GI consult & was very happy with their entire GI dept, which include colo-rectal surgery. So my GI called his buddies up there, & got me the names of 2 surgeons to arrange a consult with, for fistula repair. My PCP totally agreed with the decision to go to Boston, as the local hospital where I get my Remicade infusions is just that- a local, small town hospital. Yeah, they're fine for having a baby, or pneumonis, but not for this type of surgery! They don't even have a colo-rectal surgeon on staff, for gosh sakes! So come Monday AM, I'm back on the phone to arrange a surgical consult. Also- this has been sort of weighing on me- do you guys even want to hear about
this? I'm like the only one on here with a fistula... I won't mind if the answer is a resounding "no!". God knows why my diagnosis of UC hasn't even been called into question, but that's another story. But please let me know- if it's of no interest, I won't post about
it. But if the finer points of fistula repair interest any of you, do tell!
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07