With my son recently diagonised I am finding it really difficult mentally to deal with his UC and mine.
He watched me being sick for years growing up and just a year ago he was the one that had to deal with my last flare from hell. Even though he is a young adult he still is not on his own yet. I don't what is worse-dealing with a younger child or dealing with a young adult, but anyway it is so hard to try and help him stay focused and postive-that life will go on, etc, considering the mess this disease made of my own life. This is draining me and am feeling horrible that I feel so selfish that I just want him to deal with it on his own which of course I am not really acting on. How do you all deal?
5 asa, predisone, 6 mp
Dec 26, 2000, Emergency j-pouch surgery
Multiple complications, J-pouch redo- July 3, 2001.
Take down-Jan 3, 2002
Chronic pouchitis: cipro, pentassa, xifican, cortifoam, canassa, leviguin, lexapro
Gall bladder out-Oct 1997
April 2010 bad pouchitis flare-remicade (only 2 doses)
Aug 2010-adhesion surgery
Doing great! canassa, VSL#3D, fish oil, vit D