For 2+ years I have suffered from ischemic colitis, ulcerative colitis and intussception. Now, in the past 3 - 4 months everything has locked up hardly going to the bathroom at all due to the stricture(s). I am in so much pain I can not function without being on vicodin or percocet which I hate. I am still having blood in my stool. I noticed some people are mentioning how their muscles or bones hurt too. Mine have also been doing this but never thought there was a connection.
The Drs are going back and forth as to what to do. Surgery vs no surgery. My family Dr feels I am going to have to learn to live with this. She is also worried that if I have a resection surgery, it will lead to another, and another ...etc.
Please help me if you have experienced this too. Do you have to just live with this? If so, how? Has anyone had the surgery? If so, has it lead to others?
Sometimes I feel like I am loosing it, can't quite crying or get a grip.
Thanks to all who answer.