I'm sure people who post here are happy for those who have avoided surgery.... no one "wants" to see someone heading into surgery, but sometimes that's just how it is. Not every surgery is unnecessary or forced upon the patient. I'd venture to guess that most who have had surgery gave it a lot of hard thought, & made up their own minds re. the pros & cons. I've become of the mindset that sometimes nothing work for UC, it's just how it is- either the meds/supplements/alternative therapies/diets will work or they won't, simple as that. Some people just have the bad luck to have refractory UC. Myself included, seemingly! I do still have hope that it will go into remission, but I'm also seriously contemplating surgery myself. Either way, things will work out as they should. I think a huge factor in deciding on surgery is the simple fact that people get tired of dealing with UC. Bottom line, it gets old after 5-10+ years. And even if that's the only reason someone opts for surgery, it's not a "wrong" reason. There is no one "answer" either, it's not so black & white as some make it out to be. An example- I'm sitting here at my desk at work- just passed "gas" & made a big mess in my underwear- no warning. Had to grab my emergency undies & panty liner, run to the bathroom, take off my tights & soiled undewear- quick change into new clean ones, stash the gross underwear in ziplock bag, run back to my desk. Now would you still say it's wrong of me to be contemplating surgery??? How much longer should I be expected to make messes at inopportune times? Would I be giving up & buying into the surgery lie? I mean, I'm not "sick", so I guess I should assume it's ok to continue living like this?
Remicade-10mgs/kg- from 4/07 thru 1/10
Humira- 1/10- present
Post Edited (Eva Lou) : 10/18/2011 8:23:43 AM (GMT-6)