so u had an emergency colectomy? was ur colon perforated? do you currently work?
we need a few more details and someone can help u out. without insurance in this country, at least as it stands now, the chance of any surgeon workin doing a major surgery is slim to none but you may be able to get in touch with your local vocational rehab if they have one in your hometown. do a search for vocational rehab in GA closest to your zip code.
Age:31 Married with children.
Ulcerative Colitis cause: In 2003 I took Accutane for about 4 months, started getting strong side effects of abdominal cramping and bloody stools.
May 2004: Diagnosed with Left sided UC -
should have understood the IBD warnings-side effects were now permanent.
May 2004- May 2009: Prednisone, Asacol and many other med's that did not work well-Remicade was great for 16 months then suddenly stopped working.
May -June 2009: Pancolitis- chronic 2 month flare up that put me out of work and made me seriously think about surgery.
June 24th 2009: elective colectomy/ileostomy
August 2009: planned rectum removal and j-pouch construction.
October-November 2009: planned Reversal.
Summary: Suffered 5 long years with severe Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety and depression. Today-No more harmful drugs. No more running to the bathroom 20+ times a day. No more cramping and bleeding. No more embarrassing situations of incontinence. Satisfied with the first surgery!