i went in to the GI in july, 2006 and said, i want surgery, and he said, oh no try remicade, its great it will be wonderful.
So against my better judgement, i tried it and it worked almost immediately,and for about
4 or 5 months it was great,but i was still waiting on it to fail. And then, it did. So by Feb of 2007 i was in worse shape than before, and back on pred, and still on the remi and nothing was helping. So i went back to the GI and i said, either you find someone to take this thing out (my colon) or i will! And i was serious, i was at the point where i would have just cut myself
open and taken it out!
So i got a surgeon and had surgery on April 17th, 2007, my new birthday!
Anyway, moral of my story, remicade just wasted my time, i could have been healthy for 9 months longer, 9months of my sons life i wouldnt have had to miss.
So if you are ready for surgery and thats your gut (no pun intended) feeling, go for what YOU think you should do. Not what your GI is pushing you to do.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-