wanted to take a moment to say how excited I am about
my first Remicade treatment! I was very scared about
starting it... not because of the actual IV procedure but because I was afraid it won't last long for me and would give me either no remission or not very long. I did my 1st infusion last week and the next day I had normal poop and what seemed to me to be alot more energy. I could actually leave the house which I have not been able to do!! I was using the bathroom more than 30 times a day which made me really depressed because I couldn't even go to the grocery store without the fear of or without having accidents. My marriage seemed to suffer because my husband is very active and I was house-bound. I am only 1 week into it and have my next treatment next week. I am excited about
being able to enjoy a long 4th of July weekend with my husband on our boat - which I haven't been able to do for obvious potty reasons. I am hopeful that this will continue to work for me and want those who are considering this treatment option to talk to your doctor about
it. I am very glad that I did. I have my 30th birthday coming up next month and I for the moment I feel like I am getting my life back!! I know this is very early but if even for the moment, I am so thankful.
29 yr old recently diagnosed with UC in Nov 08. Taking Asacol 3 times daily and Steriod enemas 2 times daily. no children, very active;