Long-term cortenema use is no different than long-term, low dosage of prednisone. Corticosteroids carry risks of such nasty things as osteoporosis, glaucoma, type II diabetes, etc. I don't know, is it really worth getting one of those just to save your colon?
I've been on pred for nearly a year. I'm trying like hell to get off it for the 3rd time, this time with Remicade too. My doc says if I cannot get off of pred this time than the surgeon wants to keep my colon