i went to my surgeon yesterday with my wife and my mom, and he agreed i need the surgery, we scheduled it for sept 11 of this year. I dont have any anemia at this time, however, am a jehovahs witness and do not accept blood transfusions, so just as a precaution, the dr is having me give myself Epogen injections for 10 days before surgery, it will boost my RBC production..
he said i will be off work for 3 months, i will not go back to work in between the two surgeries, and if all goes well, i will be feeling fine for the baby being born in january!
i am getting laid off from my job, but found out i get to stay till march 26, 2010...just enought time to get this surgery paid for! and i am hoping to get approved for short term disability pay while i am out;
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!