wow thanks for the quick replies! i am still waiting at my desk to find out when my last day will be, just got some good news tho, i think i will still be employed till jan 1st, not sure yet...that would be great tho...i called the surgeon and set up an appt for consultation aug18, i was planning on getting the first surg, and then waiting till after baby was born jan25, 2010 and getting the takedown surg after that...but if i can do it, i will do both this year, surely i can be recovered by january if i have the takedown in november??
oh and i did check on cobra, for my hmo it would be about 1300.00 a month!! cheaper than surgery, but i will just hope i dont need that =)
24 year old guy, UC since I was 17
remicade for two years, worked OK but got married and was told it could cause birth defects so I quit feb 08. my wife reminded me that i still had D most of the time while on remicade.
Wanted to start a family Jan 09 so dr stopped 6mp, wife got preg in may so I am back on 6mp also lialda and 20 mg pred
starting back on at least one remicade IV to see if i can get some relief next week,
most likely having j-pouch surgery this year, within a couple months, so i can be healthy for my baby, meet with my dr about it august 10!