I tried going back to old posts and can only go back to around '07 or '08; limit on storage?
I know 10 people who have UC and probably many more who don't tell me. None of those are members here (for what I know).
I wonder also, of those who finally have surgery, what number tried meds how far they went beyond non-steroid anti-inflammatory. Many come here to try different naturals and elect to go straight to surgery after reporting a few years worth of this or that 'works'.
I would find it liberating if the Remicade now stopped working and I just had no other options but there are others and more on the horizon (is that good or bad for my over all heath - I'll never know.
I'm in full remission again and it's a long time (5 years plus).
Looking back on posts I read myself saying how I spent 1 hour or more in the bathroom in excruciating pain and only drops of blood came out, then I could only lay on the floor beside the toilet in chills and fever until crawling back to bed. I completely forgot about
those times and just seem to remember the good times in my life and am happy I have my colon today.
At first I took a weeks worth (?) of prednisone and went into full remission and did not look back for years.
The older I get, the less surgery frightens me. No right or wrong answers. Majority seem to not have surgery and cope with mild meds and healthy choices; 'ostomies' are most always very happy posters
Male: born '66, diag. hypoglycemic '70; epilepsy '82, UC '84, lost hearing one ear in '04, Remicade (1/10weeks), Imuran 50 mg/day, Apriso, oxycodone - pain; Xanax - simple partial seizures; Carbatrol X - grand mal seizures
Post Edited (Burli) : 3/1/2015 7:52:11 AM (GMT-7)